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ETF Investors Are Unbundling Emerging Markets

While ETF investors seem to dislike emerging markets, that doesn't mean they aren't investing in them.
A market in an emerging market.

A market in an emerging market.

Photographer: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

It turns out that exchange-traded funds that track emerging markets have experienced healthy inflows of investment over the past few years. They just hasn't come in the form we're used to. 

While recent focus has centered on big outflows from emerging market ETFs—$6 billion lost over the last three years to be exact–single-country ETFs that track emerging-markets nations have enjoyed $7 billion of inflows.