Two recommendations seem to follow from these results, both based on the fact that
black swans in emerging markets are largely unpredictable and have a massive impact on long
term performance. First, investors should diversify broadly in order to mitigate exposure to
negative black swans while at the same time preserving some exposure to positive black swans.
Second, investors should not try to predict the best days to be in and out of emerging markets.
Attempting to predict the negligible proportion of days that determines an enormous creation or
destruction of wealth is a losing proposition; like playing roulette, it may be exciting and
entertaining, but not a good way to generate long term returns. Black swans render market
timing in emerging markets a goose chase.