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Are Emerging Markets Turning into the S&P 500® Index?

By Ben Carlson, CFA
A Wealth of Common Sense

The S&P 500® Index has crushed all competition for some time now. Small-cap stocks, value stocks, foreign stocks, emerging market stocks—none of them have been able to keep up with the mega-cap dominance of the S&P 500.

It’s not even close.

There are many reasons for this outperformance. The dollar has strengthened mightily since the Great Recession. Emerging markets also dominated the S&P for the majority of the early 2000s.

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