From Greece to China to the Middle East, economic uncertainty has created investing question marks in emerging markets funds. The biggest have seen losses over the past year, while some of the smaller, more nimble funds have posted double-digit gains. The first five charts show performance figures for the biggest emerging markets funds year to date, the past 12 months and the past five years. The next five charts show the funds in the sector with the biggest gains over the past 12 months.

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5. DFA Emerging Markets Core Equity I
Ticker: DFCEX
Fund Assets: $16.3B
1 YR: -9.7%
5 YR: 2.7%
YTD: -0.9%

4. DFA Emerging Markets Value I
Ticker: DFEVX
Fund Assets: $16.9B
1 YR: -13.1%
5 YR: 0.2%
YTD: -1.8%

3. American Funds New World A

Ticker: NEWFX
Fund Assets: $23.5B
1 YR: -8.8%
5 YR: 5.5%
YTD: 0.8%

2. Oppenheimer Developing Markets A
Ticker: ODMAX
Fund Assets: $37.4B
1 YR: -13.8%
5 YR: 4.7%
YTD: -3.1%

1. Vanguard Emerging Mkts Stock Idx Inv
Ticker: VEIEX
Fund Assets: $65.4B
1 YR: -8.1%
5 YR: 2.4%
YTD: -0.4%


Following are the emerging markets funds that posted the biggest percentage gains over the past 12 months.

5. Voya Hang Seng Index Port S
Ticker: IHPSX
1 YR: 7.8%
5 YR: 6.6%
YTD: 7.5%
Fund Assets: $106.8M

4. Matthews China Dividend Investor
Ticker: MCDFX
1 YR: 11.5%
5 YR: 10.4%
YTD: 10.4%
Fund Assets: $206.1M

3. Franklin India Growth A
Ticker: FINGX
1 YR: 15.8%
5 YR: 8.0%
YTD: 4.7%
Fund Assets: $139.1M

2. Eaton Vance Greater India A
Ticker: ETGIX
1 YR: 16.1%
5 YR: 4.8%
YTD: 8.2%
Fund Assets: $300.6M

1. Matthews India Investor
Ticker: MINDX
1 YR: 26.0%
5 YR: 10.4%
YTD: 8.3%
Fund Assets: $1,607.2M

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