Emerging markets still deserve attention
We believe corporate revenue and earnings growth is likely to continue in most key emerging market sectors in 2018 and provide ongoing investment potential.
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Top 10 holdings (%) as of 12/31/2017: Microsoft Corp. 4.9, Home Depot, Inc. 4.9, PayPal, Inc. 4.7, Apple, Inc. 4.7, Visa, Inc. 4.1, MasterCard, Inc. 4.1, Amazon.com 4.0, Facebook 4.0, CME Group, Inc. 3.8 and Caterpillar, Inc. 3.7.
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