Emerging Markets Continue Strong Performance in Q3

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Sixty-one percent of the emerging markets that we track were up in the third quarter (using local currencies). Excluding Zimbabwe (where inflation actually dipped to a 6,592% year over year increase in August), the average gain of the emerging markets highlighted below was 4.47% in Q3, China's Shanghai Composite was up the most at 45%, while Puerto Rico was down 15%.

Year to date, 85% of the countries listed below are up for an average gain of 22.95%. While emerging markets in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia have mostly seen solid gains, the Americas have struggled somewhat. Jamaica, Trinidad & Tobago, Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela and Puerto Rico are all down for the year.

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Performance numbers below are percentage changes using local currencies.