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EM Fundamentals Look Healthy Despite Recent Volatility
The title of Shakespeare’s sixteenth century play “Much ado about nothing” is now a common phrase that translates to making a big fuss out of something insubstantial. How might this relate to current market noise on emerging markets? Emerging markets (or EM) continue to face volatility in today’s investment environment, but these swings are perennial […]
Value Investors, Emerging Market Equities Could Mean Opportunity
Emerging markets have now shored up their current account balances and bolstered their foreign exchange reserves.
Some Emerging Markets Can Likely Handle Soft Growth in China
In 2013, when the Fed announced that it would gradually end its QE (quantitative easing) program, many emerging markets (ABE)(FEO) saw huge outflows of funds.
China Has Been a Source of Turmoil for Emerging Markets
China (GCH) has been a source of turmoil for emerging market funds (FEO) for the better part of the year.
Understanding the Phenomenal Growth of ASEAN Nations
The growth of the ASEAN member nations has been extraordinary, to say the least. The GDP for the region expanded at a whopping 313% between 2001 and 2013.
Risk and International Assets in a Portfolio
Although international investing does tend to mitigate risk and diversify portfolios, there are certain risks involved.
Why You Shouldn’t Write Off Emerging Market Stocks Just Yet
2015 was a tumultuous year for emerging markets, to say the least. According to the IIF, emerging market assets registered outflows of $735 billion last year.
Could You Have Too Much Invested in US Equities?
Even though more than 49% of global capitalization is in the form of non-US equities, US investors allocate only 21% of their portfolios to them.
What Headwinds Should Emerging Market Investors Consider?
Though emerging markets (FEO) have rallied somewhat in the current year, there are still some possible headwinds that warrant caution from investors.
Why Investors Shouldn’t Give Up on China
There’s no doubt about the fact that the Chinese economy (FXI) is indeed slowing down. However, this slowdown may not be as alarming as it’s made out to be.
Why Monetary Policy Is Actually a Bright Spot in Mexico
Monetary policy is actually a bright spot in Mexico. Since inflation rates touched 4.5% in January 2014, the central bank has done a good job keeping inflation in check.
How the Mexican Government Has Pleased Investors
Oil (USO) prices have plunged by over 60% since last summer while other commodities have taken similar hits.
Investors Have Been Dazed and Confused
Investors may be confused, and with good reason. Investment returns have been contradictory.
Look for Pockets of Value within Emerging Markets
Emerging markets (ABE)(FEO) as a whole may not be attractive. Where can you find value within emerging markets?
Why Did China Devalue Its Currency?
China (GCH) devalued the yuan by 2% in August, its largest move in 20 years. A weak currency helps boost exports, which can in turn lift the economy.