Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

August Recap and Outlook: Finding Opportunities in Volatility
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August Recap and Outlook: Finding Opportunities in Volatility

Market volatility marked the month of August, with sharp declines in the Turkish lira and Argentine peso souring investor sentiment for emerging markets overall. Manraj Sekhon, CIO of Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity, and Chetan Sehgal, senior managing director and director of portfolio management, present the team’s overview of the emerging-markets universe in August and why they don’t see the asset class heading for a severe crisis.

Views on Emerging-Markets Equity and Select EM Countries
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Views on Emerging-Markets Equity and Select EM Countries

In light of the Turkish lira and Argentine peso currency drops, fears of emerging-market (EM) contagion appear to be on the rise, and various EM currencies have been under pressure. Here, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity provides perspective on some of the impacted countries in the headlines recently: Argentina, Turkey, South Africa and Indonesia. In the team’s view, current EM weaknesses in select countries is not likely to result in macroeconomic contagion or broader asset-class crises.

Readers’ Questions Answered
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Readers’ Questions Answered

Cashless payment is developing at high speed. I experience electronic payment systems nearly everywhere in the world I visit, particularly in Asia. It’s a wave of the future that can’t be stopped, not only because it is so convenient and efficient, but because the rise of Internet shopping and banking makes such technology essential.

Readers’ Questions Answered
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Readers’ Questions Answered

While the president cannot directly impact monetary policy, it appears from his rhetoric that [Donald] Trump may put pressure on the Federal Reserve (Fed) to raise rates—which actually seemed to be the Fed’s likely path even before the election.

Emerging Markets Q3 Recap: Sentiment Remains Strong
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Emerging Markets Q3 Recap: Sentiment Remains Strong

Companies in the consumer-related sectors and information technology are particularly attractive to us in the current environment, especially as technology is becoming more integral and competitive in emerging markets.

Emerging Markets Q2 2016 Recap: Brexit Could Offer Silver Lining for Some
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Emerging Markets Q2 2016 Recap: Brexit Could Offer Silver Lining for Some

Generally speaking, the Brexit event actually brightens our view of emerging markets and the investment potential we see for the long term.

More Readers’ Questions Answered

More Readers’ Questions Answered

Turkey: A Rising Power Bridging Europe and Asia

Turkey: A Rising Power Bridging Europe and Asia

Emerging Markets in 2011 – Strong Economies, Rising Prices

Emerging Markets in 2011 – Strong Economies, Rising Prices

2010 – A Notable Year of Emerging Market Growth

2010 – A Notable Year of Emerging Market Growth

Reflections: Venturing into a New Frontier

Reflections: Venturing into a New Frontier

Insights from EM Analyst Conference Part II

Insights from EM Analyst Conference Part II