iShares J.P. Morgan EM Local Currency Bond ETF
Why Emerging Market Debt Still Looks Attractive
Investors have tended to pull money from U.S. equity funds in the month before election day in the past four presidential elections, EPFR Global data show.
Inclusion of Chinese Onshore Bonds in Global Indexes
In March 2017, Citi’s fixed income indexes decided to include onshore Chinese bonds (EMB) (PCY) in its three government bond indexes.
Risk-Reward Ratio Is in Favor of Emerging Market Debt
Emerging market debt (EMB) has attracted investor’s attention as a higher-yielding alternative in a world where yields are quickly falling below zero.
A Look at Popular Post-Brexit Investments
The uncertain global environment created after the Brexit vote made investors hope for a perpetual low rate environment. The prospect of further easing from central banks in the developed markets has spurred strong demand for government debt.
China’s Baby Steps to Open Its Onshore Bond Market
The opening of China’s onshore bond market (EMB) (PCY) was a gradual process that included a number of cautious measures.
Improving Economies Make Strong Case for EM Local Debt
As the emerging market local debt assets (EBND) (ELD) continue to evolve and expand, investors are increasingly looking for opportunities in the space to enhance returns.
Expanding EM Horizon Provides Value Opportunities
With the addition of three new countries to the JPMorgan GBI-EM Global Diversified Index earlier this year, the EM local debt (FEMB) market continued its growth in 2017.
What’s Driving Emerging Markets Local Currency Debt?
During the past two decades, EM (emerging markets) local debt has evolved to become the largest and most liquid debt market within the emerging market bond space.
Could China Attract Higher Inflows after Bond Market Reforms?
The yuan remains a focus of attention of the international community and a key risk for China’s macroeconomic stability in recent years.
What Difference Does Index Inclusion Make?
Government bond yields in China are higher than its Asian counterparts such as South Korea and Singapore and much higher than major developed markets.
How Higher Inflows to China Could Impact Other Emerging Markets
With the onset of reforms, foreign holdings in China’s onshore bond (EMB) (PCY) market is gradually increasing.
Bond Market Reform Is a Priority for Policymakers
In the third and final phase of bond (EMB) reforms that began after 2015, the substantial activities of the market were open to global investors.
China’s Onshore Bond Market Reforms
China’s onshore bond market (EMB), consisting of locally denominated and issued bonds, is larger than the offshore bond market.
Where to Spot the Right Investment Opportunities
On top of the world So which sovereign bonds do we prefer from an investment point of view? We like US Treasuries as a hedge against “risk-off” episodes, though yields are historically low and our overall view on the asset class is neutral. We also hold a neutral view of European sovereigns but prefer selected […]
The Rally in Emerging Market Debt
Emerging markets’ nonfinancial corporate debt breached the $26 trillion mark in the first half of 2016.
Diminishing Opportunities in Asia: What You Need to Know
The balance of countries in Asia present more interesting opportunities. To better focus our discussion, I’ll concentrate on investment grade markets.
Regulatory Hurdles Affecting Chinese and Indian Bond Markets
As the intensifying search for yield goes international, Matt examines and shares his thoughts on the different Asian bond markets.
Why Does Emerging Market Debt Still Look Attractive?
Emerging market debt (EMB) offers plenty of opportunities to investors. Markets are expected to continue their outperformance for the next few quarters.
What Are the Threats for Emerging Markets?
The major threat to emerging markets is tightening in the US. While the Fed will likely leave rates unchanged in September, a hike is possible in December.