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. 8.4, Apple, Inc. 5.1, Amazon.com 5.0, Alphabet, Inc. 4.3, Verisk Analytics, Inc. 3.6, Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. 3.4, salesforce.com, Inc. 3.4, Caterpillar, Inc. 3.4, FleetCor Technologies, Inc. 3.4 and Home Depot, Inc. 3.3.
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