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Big gains attract new money to emerging markets, but should investors stay?

August 19, 2017

Emerging markets​ have offered all the thrill of a 10-foot slide into a cobra pit for much of the past decade. But right now, emerging-market stocks are in a sweet spot: They have low prices, lots of momentum and a flood of new cash pouring...

Best- and worst-performing emerging-market funds

August 19, 2017

U.S. open-end diversified emerging-market funds TOP 10 Name Current fund-level net assets YTD return 1-year return 3-year return 5-year return Net expense ratio Ashmore Emerging Markets Value Instl (EMFIX) $10,064,105 31.19% 41.24% 3.52% 6.70%...

Emerging issues affecting financial advice

August 19, 2017

Management guru Peter Drucker once described predicting the future as driving down a country road at night with no lights on while looking out the rear window. Admittedly, no one can precisely predict how advisers and firms will work too far...

Wall Street veterans signal warning on emerging market risks

August 28, 2017

More investors are joining the cast of Wall Street veterans from Jeff Gundlach to Ray Dalio in warning that risky assets are overvalued. They point to rising global turmoil underscored by the recent terrorist attacks in Barcelona and the racially...

Franklin Templeton's Mark Mobius on state of globalism, China rising and best of emerging markets ​

April 18, 2017

Mark Mobius is the dean of emerging markets, with more than 40 years' experience investing in lesser developed countries. Mr. Mobius began his career at Vickers-da-Costa and joined Franlkin Templeton Investments in 1987 as president of Templeton...

Some ETFs to add China A shares — eventually

June 21, 2017

MSCI announced Tuesday it would be including Chinese A shares into its widely followed emerging markets index — but its effects will be more like a firecracker than a bombshell. Starting next year, MSCI's Emerging Markets Index will add 222...

GMO: Don't overlook risk in emerging markets

July 20, 2017

If you're attracted to the relatively low stock valuations and top performance of emerging markets, a new white paper by Grantham, Mayo, Van Otterloo & Co. LLC warns that you should consider one other metric: risk. Emerging markets funds have...

Advisers ambivalent about emerging markets

August 21, 2016

Unless you specifically manage an emerging-markets portfolio, there is a good chance you will be lukewarm on increased allocations to the world's emerging economies. Even against the backdrop of a very solid first half of the year, most analysts...

Are emerging markets the place to be when US stocks drop?

May 24, 2017

Editor's note: This is part of a series looking at how the advice industry is getting ready for the next market correction. If you've ever bought a refurbished fire extinguisher from Frank's Firefighting Warehouse ("Where every sale is a fire...

How to Invest for the Rest of 2017: Our Mid-Year 2017 Outlook

July 19, 2017

Heading into the second half of 2017, we believe the elongated U.S. credit and business cycle – currently eight years old and counting – will continue through the end of the year. Yet for the first time in almost a decade, the risks to the...

Tips on lowering ETF transaction costs

May 22, 2017

Chuck Thomas Chuck Thomas is head of the U.S. ETF Capital Markets Team. In this column, he explains how being mindful of the risks borne by market makers can help advisors cut transaction costs. A core function of our ETF Capital Markets Team...

Can Donald Trump breathe life into actively managed funds?

November 27, 2016

John Maynard Keynes described Wall Street as being like a beauty contest where the judges don't choose the best-looking candidates. Instead, they choose who everyone else thinks are the best candidates. And those opinions can change suddenly....

The trouble with emerging and frontier markets indexes

April 1, 2015

After years of negligible returns investors have become disenchanted with emerging markets. These days, it seems like much of the headline news from that part of the world is negative. But in spite of all the turmoil and risk, emerging markets...

U.S. equities' bull run limits future upside

December 4, 2016

We are now in year eight of a U.S. equity bull run. U.S. equities, as defined by the Russell 3000, have returned 15% on average since 2009, making this their second-longest hot streak since a decade-long run in the 1990s. Thanks to the global...

Bulls see room to run after 8-month gain in emerging markets

September 1, 2017

You have to go back to 2004 for the last time emerging-market stocks racked up a longer series of monthly gains. And bulls say the good times should keep going. Mark Mobius of Templeton Emerging Markets Group, Alejo Czerwonko at UBS Wealth Management...

Health and longevity trends show promise

August 21, 2016

One way to address the short-term volatility associated with emerging markets is by investing alongside secular and demographic trends. These multi-year and multi-decade influences can provide long-term resilience in the face of volatility resulting...

Emerging-markets bond rout?

September 15, 2013

Wall Street's biggest firms are predicting intensifying bond losses in emerging markets, where borrowing costs have already soared to the highest in more than four years versus U.S. corporate debt as the Federal Reserve considers curtailing...

Hottest emerging markets funds - 10. Delaware Emerging Markets Fund Institutional

July 17, 2013

Ticker DEMIX 1-year return 14.3% 3-year return 4.8% 5-year return 0.5% Expense ratio 1.5% (Assets and expense ratio as of May 31; returns as of June 28. Distinct classes and funds with $100 million portfolio minimum only. Excludes leveraged...

What's next for emerging markets?

August 21, 2012

The following is excerpted from a Q&A between James Tracy, National Sales Director for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, and Ruchir Sharma, head of emerging markets equities at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, and author of the book, Breakout...

How much emerging-market exposure should your clients have?

February 17, 2012

A growing number of individual investors are seeking returns from emerging markets, with China and the Brazil at the top of the list. With that, a growing number of clients are experiment with varying levels of emerging market exposure within...

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