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Latin Lovers

The volatility of Latin American mutual funds makes you love 'em - or leave 'em.

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This story appears in the March 1998 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

I have a cousin who has a love-hate relationship with Latin American funds: She loves them when they're hot, hates them when they're not--but likes to stay invested in them regardless of their instability because of the market exposure they provide her.

The first thing to consider before investing in any Latin American fund is that any change in a Latin American country's social, political or economic climate can impact a fund's performance. That may be difficult for novice investors to swallow, but pros know it's best to buy on bad news and sell on good.

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