Emerging Markets: Not a One-Size-Fits-All Approach

By Patricia Ribeiro - July 6, 2018

Too often, we hear economic commentary about “the Emerging Markets” (EM) as if they are one entity, moving in concert. But that’s not reality.

There are a couple of dozen Emerging Markets countries, each occupying its own position in the cycle. Some are in a strong place economically; others are slowing, or have trouble on their doorsteps.

Some are stable politically; others are in the midst of elections that could shake-up the nation—or even the region.

We keep a close watch on each of them individually—a hallmark of active management—which is how we invest our clients’ money here at American Century.

In the video below, you’ll hear me discuss the ways we take advantage of the EM volatility that has challenged the faith—and nerve—of so many other investors.

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