Volatility in emergent and frontier markets
The main difference between investing in a developed stock market and an emergent or frontier market is volatility. Looking at 2017 and 2018 Vietnamese stocks performance tells it all. In 2017, stocks were skyrocketing and Vietnam was among the world’s best performers while the first half of this year was a whole different story. Any investor in an emergent or frontier market should always be ready to accept this high volatility level.