Understand emerging markets opportunities and the American Century advantage.
By Al Polit, CFA, Jonathan Veiga, CFA and Bert Whitson - January 2019
EM equities faced many challenges in 2018, including tightening U.S. monetary policy, the U.S.-China trade conflict, geopolitical tensions, and financial crises in Argentina and Turkey. After a tough year, EM may be undervalued in both absolute terms and relative to developed markets. In our view, fundamentally focused, long-term investors have an opportunity to take advantage of irrational market behavior during periods of such undervaluation.
January 2019 | Market Perspective
Senior Portfolio Manager Trevor Gurwich explains why the larger opportunity set and domestic focus of global small-cap equities make them well positioned to weather market pressures in the current environment.
Monthly analysis of the global bond market.
Senior Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro explains how adding small-cap stocks to an emerging markets (EM) allocation may improve returns, provide portfolio diversification and reduce overall portfolio volatility.
Despite the fears gripping emerging markets, we see attractive opportunities for long-term investors.
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