While the demand for high yields has increased, the options for investors to obtain high yields are decreasing. Interest rates after the global economic crisis have been staggeringly low in economies around the world.
In her speech at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium, Fed chair Janet Yellen expressed optimism about another rate hike in the United States.
Regarding gross government debt, emerging markets have positioned themselves better compared to developed markets.
Emerging market economies have bounced back in 2016, delivering strong economic growth with improved fundamentals and better capital management.
Investors with higher risk appetites may want to shift their focuses to emerging market bonds, as most developed market bonds are trading at negative yields.
Emerging market (or EM) bonds (PCY) offer diversified exposure with higher yields compared to their developed market equivalents (IHY).
Growth in emerging market (EMLC) (HYEM) and developing economies is projected to increase from 4% in 2015—the lowest since the 2008–09 financial crisis—to 4.3% and 4.7%…
Strong Local Currency Performance As Rates Remain Steady Returns in the emerging markets debt space have so far in 2016 ranked commensurately with risk. More specifically, local debt has been…
As the chart above shows, flows into emerging markets funds remained positive but diminished considerably from July and August.
Strong investor interest in emerging market debt (EMLC) (HYEM) has continued despite adverse political and economic issues in some countries.
Negative bond yields in Japan and the Eurozone, coupled with very low federal funds rates in the United States, are part of why emerging market bonds and currencies have performed so well in 2016.
A study by CookESG Research’s Fund Votes in March 2016 showed how mutual fund companies voted on climate change resolutions.
Some stock indexes have taken into consideration ESG (environmental, social, and governance) criteria, applying the methods outlined in the previous article to tackle ESG issues.
Though it might seem that considering environmental impacts while making investments is an oddity that arouses the interest of a niche group of investors, this assumption is incorrect.
A sustainable coffee effort In the previous article, we looked at industry-level and investment-level examples of how things have been on the sustainable investment front and the developments that are…
On December 15, 2015, the Obama administration signed a bill for the extension of tax credits to renewable energy.
One reason that renewable energy hasn’t caught on in a big way is the cost associated with energy generation.
There are some important things to know when analyzing ESG issues. Unlike traditional analysis, there’s no particular outlined method for conducting ESG analysis.
Established in mid-2004, the Enhanced Analytics Initiative was aimed at integrating extra-financial issues with traditional financial analysis with a long-term view.
The onValues report on behalf of the Enhanced Analytics Initiative made several conclusions regarding the progress of its understanding of environmental, social, and governance criteria.