Emerging markets seem risky to many and investing in emerging markets for the purposes of building a nest egg for retirement may not be appealing. But the huge rates of returns makes international investing in these markets too lucrative to pass up. For example, in the article by Tim Mccarthy, author of the book The Safe Investor, on US news titled Don’t Be Scared of Emerging Markets states that BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India, China) accounted for only 3% of global GDP back in 2000, but by 2012, that group accounted for 1/5 of the world’s GDP. Investors hesitant or “scared” of the emerging market category are simply missing out on juicy returns. Read more of the article here.