Investment Adventures in Emerging Markets

Emerging Markets: Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All
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Emerging Markets: Just When You Think You’ve Seen It All

In this excerpt from our Global Investment Outlook, our Emerging Markets Equity CIO Manraj Sekhon sees some hopeful signs as countries recover from the COVID-19 crisis.   

Investors Turn Cautious in September after a Strong Start to the Quarter
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Investors Turn Cautious in September after a Strong Start to the Quarter

Emerging markets have had different approaches to coping with COVID-19 and are at different stages of recovery. Our emerging markets equity team examines trends, news and data shaping emerging markets in the third quarter, and shares its latest outlook.

Emerging Markets Rally as Economies Reopen in the Second Quarter
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Emerging Markets Rally as Economies Reopen in the Second Quarter

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact economies across the globe as they emerge from lockdowns, including emerging markets. Our Emerging Markets Equity team provides an overview of developments over the past month, and takes a look at how the pandemic is driving a trend toward deglobalization as well as new innovations.

Optimism Capped by Renewed US-China Tensions in May
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Optimism Capped by Renewed US-China Tensions in May

Emerging market equities advanced overall in May as investors welcomed a gradual easing of coronavirus-related lockdowns in several parts of the world. However, renewed US-China trade tensions capped some optimism. Our Emerging Markets Equity team examines these and other events shaping markets in May, and shares its latest investment outlook moving past COVID-19.

Global Flight to Safety Weighed on Emerging Markets in the First Quarter
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Global Flight to Safety Weighed on Emerging Markets in the First Quarter

The Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity team offers an overview of how the coronavirus has impacted emerging markets over the past month, and shares their latest outlook.

Fears Over Virus Outbreak Curb Investor Optimism in January
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Fears Over Virus Outbreak Curb Investor Optimism in January

Our emerging markets equity team looks at news and events shaping emerging market performances in January, from coronavirus fears to trade to Middle East tensions.

Emerging Markets End 2019 on a High Note
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Emerging Markets End 2019 on a High Note

Emerging markets ended 2019 on a high note, but can the momentum continue? Our emerging markets equity team weighs in, highlighting the market news and events it has an eye on.

Emerging Markets Record Diverse Performances in November
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Emerging Markets Record Diverse Performances in November

It was a mixed month for emerging markets in November, as shifting expectations about a trade deal between China and the United States continued to drive market sentiment. Our emerging markets equity team explains why US-China trade issues may not be that big of a concern for some emerging markets, and provides an overview of the news and events shaping markets during the month.

Optimism Returns to Emerging Markets in October
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Optimism Returns to Emerging Markets in October

A number of factors spurred improved investor sentiment in emerging markets over the past month, including an interest-rate cut from the US Federal Reserve. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity outlines the news and events shaping market moves during October, and the reasons why the team is optimistic about the coming year.

Monetary Easing Prevalent in Emerging Markets in the Third Quarter
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Monetary Easing Prevalent in Emerging Markets in the Third Quarter

The US-China trade conflict has remained at the forefront of investor concerns in recent months, with both governments imposing tariffs on each other’s goods. While continued tensions are likely to result in continued market volatility, Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity nonetheless finds reasons to be positive about emerging markets, with a more dovish global central bank backdrop offering support.

August Ruled by Global Economic Slowdown and Trade Fears
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August Ruled by Global Economic Slowdown and Trade Fears

Trade fears, social unrest in Hong Kong and Brexit uncertainties weighed on markets in August. Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity expects continued volatility, but an interest-rate cut from the US central bank in September could help stabilize emerging market currencies. The team shares its latest outlook.

Central Bank Easing in Focus in July
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Central Bank Easing in Focus in July

"The recent truce in the US-China trade conflict was notable for its brevity: the increasingly antagonistic stance between the United States and China suggests the trade war will likely persist beyond the 2020 US presidential election cycle. We think investors should be prepared for ongoing market volatility." - Franklin Templeton Emerging Markets Equity