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Wanting to invest in emerging markets, I've invested in EEM and a Vanguard index fund using the same index. The Fool has put out a report criticizing these investments:

http://s.foolfundscdn.com/img/report/MFAM-DitchTheseETFsNow....

But there are no recommendations for alternatives. Any thoughts and suggestions out there in Fool land?

Thanks for any thoughts...
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Frankly speaking I have a very low opinion of all the products and newsletters that come out of the Foolish machine.

next regarding their dissing of EEM, 24% is in financials and the rest 76% is distributed among IT, Energy, etc.

http://us.ishares.com/product_info/fund/overview/EEM.htm

I can't see a better way to get a wide exposure to the whole economy of the Emerging Economies.

Soon enough financials will start doing again and then what? will you sell whatever you bought now and go back into EEM?
Are we confident enough to be able to predict exactly when that moment is going to be?

Ignore the Fool. Go with a widely distributed portfolio and go about your day. make money, spend time with kids, enjoy life.
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Frankly speaking I have a very low opinion of all the products and newsletters that come out of the Foolish machine.


I agree.

As far as financial advice is concerned, the Fool is an excellent social site.

What that brochure is describing is the exact opposite of index investing. Either be an index investor or read, listen and believe every huckster who wants to sell you something. You can't be both.
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