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By Patricia Ribeiro - April 4, 2018
Tariffs. Trade wars. Rate hikes. A new Federal Reserve chairman. The past 90 days brought with them more economy-impacting news than any other quarter in nearly a decade.
Beyond the fear-inducing headlines, the challenge for asset managers is to determine how each development might affect markets. In other words, we have to sort through the noise. American Century Investments takes a bottom-up approach, meaning we focus on individual companies first. We don’t ignore macro-economic factors; instead, we investigate the consequences of policy changes on the companies we invest in, or for those we want to invest in.
In this quarter’s outlook, I examine the potential effects of trade wars involving Mexico. Learn more by watching the video below and hear my thoughts on what the next 12 months will likely bring for emerging markets.
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Sr. Portfolio Manager Margé Karner sees attractive options for active managers headed into the second half of 2018, despite volatility.
June 28, 2018
Will 2018 be another positive year for Emerging Market Debt? VP & Sr. Emerging Market Debt Portfolio Manager Marge Karner believes the landscape looks constructive, but there are potential concerns about complacency and valuations becoming stretched.
April 11, 2018
2018 hasn't been kind to emerging markets. Sr. Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro believes fears of contagion, which never materialized, caused the recent volatility. Read why she's still encouraged by opportunities.
October 29, 2018
A change in Federal Reserve policy was beneficial for emerging markets. Find out where Sr. Portfolio Manager Patricia Ribeiro has seen positive shifts.
In 2017 emerging markets came back strong from depressed levels. We think stock selection may play a bigger role in 2018.
January 24, 2018
International investing involves special risks, such as political instability and currency fluctuations.
Investment return and principal value of security investments will fluctuate. The value at the time of redemption may be more or less than the original cost. Past performance is no guarantee of future results.
The opinions expressed are those of American Century Investments (or the portfolio manager) and are no guarantee of the future performance of any American Century Investments' portfolio. This material has been prepared for educational purposes only. It is not intended to provide, and should not be relied upon for, investment, accounting, legal or tax advice.