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As Russia’s Ukraine invasion roils global stock markets, is China the next big worry for ETF investors?

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Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is entering its third week and many of the equity indexes covering investments in Moscow are closed indefinitely. The Wall Street Journal reported that MSCI Inc.
MSCI
and other index providers removed Russian stocks from their global benchmarks this week, following sanctions imposed by the U.S. and other nations in response to the Kremlin’s offensive in Eastern Europe.

Exchange-traded fund behemoths, the iShares Core MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
IEMG
and iShares MSCI Emerging Markets ETF
EEM
removed all Russian stocks from their funds effective on Wednesday.

But is there another even bigger concern, lurking out there for emerging market investors, as the geopolitical situation in Ukraine unfolds? Some experts are pointing to China as a potential problem and we spoke to Perth Tolle, founder of the Freedom 100 Emerging Markets ETF, to talk strategy.

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