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Has the hunt for yield reached emerging markets equities?

By Stephen Kinney, CFA, of the Wells Fargo Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund High valuations for U.S. stocks coupled with low interest rates and ample liquidity have driven a much-talked about search, or hunt, for yield. Thankfully, we have not … Continue reading

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Four emerging markets topics investors should watch

When it comes to investing in emerging markets companies, selectivity is key. Indeed, international markets posed several challenges for investors in early 2016. This includes official confirmation that China’s economy registered its slowest growth in years and the ongoing political … Continue reading

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Why emerging markets should be on your radar now

Markets are often driven more by whims than wisdom. Just look at the past year for crude oil. You’d think the trick to calling a market’s bottom is to do it often and to not give up: Oil is at … Continue reading

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Bond opportunities in emerging markets

Yes. We said bonds. And now is the time to allocate assets. Ashok Bhatia, senior portfolio manager at Wells Capital Management, explains why. Listen to the podcast (new window). Aldo Ceccarelli: I’m Aldo Ceccarelli, and you are On the Trading … Continue reading

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Five reasons emerging markets assets have rebounded

Emerging markets assets have seen a rebound—in many cases, a sizable rebound—so far in 2016. Emerging markets yields have fallen, dramatically in some cases, and emerging markets currencies have mirrored this strong performance to a lesser extent. Many investors are … Continue reading

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What emerging markets debt means for investors

When looking at current emerging markets debt levels, it’s understandable that investors have concerns and questions, especially when analyzing past debt crises for clues on what could happen soon. From Latin America in 1982 to Uruguay in 2002, emerging markets … Continue reading

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Next time you think of emerging markets, think of dividends

Today we have a joint blog post by Anthony Cragg and Stephen Kinney, CFA, of the Wells Fargo Advantage Emerging Markets Equity Income Fund. The emerging markets have spent the past few months earning their reputation as members of a … Continue reading

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Emerging markets investors shouldn’t dread a Fed hike

In 1997, the Federal Reserve (Fed) hiked its target for the federal funds rate from 5.00% to 5.25%. It was only a quarter percentage point. No big deal. It was an even lesser deal when you consider the prevailing level … Continue reading

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Emerging markets: Sectors and trends to watch

Local innovation may lift emerging markets to global leader status. Portfolio Manager Alison Shimada joins Dr. Brian Jacobsen, CFA, CFP®, to explain.

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On U.S. growth: Near-term concern, long-term optimism

Today we have a joint post by Dr. Brian Jacobsen, CFA, and John Manley, CFA.   “Humans are pattern-seeking, storytelling animals, and we are quite adept at telling stories about patterns, whether they exist or not.” —Michael Shermer, science writer We’d … Continue reading

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