Why are Emerging Markets Declining?

The rapid decline of the Turkish Lira and an unstable geopolitical environment caused an exodus of investment capital from Turkey:

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The U.S. dollar continues to appreciate steeply against all major currencies, as investors are buying safe-haven investments denominated in the dollar.

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The combination of the weak dollar, a potentially broad trade war and the free fall of the Turkish market has created a bear market in emerging markets around the world:

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History tells us that bear markets do not resolve overnight. While an oversold rally is quite possible for emerging market equities, we think that select U.S. sectors offer the best risk-adjusted returns.

 

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