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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 […]

    By Devan Kaloo
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Value Investors, Emerging Market Equities Could Mean Opportunity

    Emerging markets have now shored up their current account balances and bolstered their foreign exchange reserves.

    By Devan Kaloo
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Hugh Young
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Devan Kaloo
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Aberdeen Asian Equities Team
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Risk and International Assets in a Portfolio

    Although international investing does tend to mitigate risk and diversify portfolios, there are certain risks involved.

    By Aberdeen Closed-End Funds
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    Financials

    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.

    By Aberdeen Closed-End Funds
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Aberdeen Closed-End Funds
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Aberdeen Closed-End Funds
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    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.

    By Aberdeen Closed-End Funds
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Andrew Stanners
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Andrew Stanners
  • uploads///Asian Equity Returns Over the Past Year
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Investors Have Been Dazed and Confused

    Investors may be confused, and with good reason. Investment returns have been contradictory.

    By Hugh Young
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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?

    By Hugh Young
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    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.

    By Hugh Young
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