Emerging Market Growth via the Mobile Revolution
Improved connectivity in Latin America, Emerging Europe, the Middle East, and Africa has made and continues to make a substantial impact on both corporate and country levels. From a bottom-up perspective, the mobile revolution is allowing companies to reach new customers, improve efficiencies, cut costs, and grow earnings. From a top-down perspective, social media and chat platforms are connecting citizens and real-time news flows more than ever before. With this strong dissemination of information, citizens are empowered to communicate, congregate, and garner momentum for change.
Investment Considerations — There can be no guarantee that any strategy (risk management or otherwise) will be successful. All investing involves risk, including the potential of loss of principal.
Emerging Markets Risk — The risks of foreign investments are typically greater in less developed countries, which are sometimes referred to as emerging markets. For example, political, legal and economic structures in these country may be changing rapidly, which can cause instability and greater risk of loss. These countries are also more likely to experience higher levels of inflation, deflation or currency devaluation, which could hurt their economies and securities markets. For these and other reasons, investments in emerging markets are often considered speculative. Similarly, investors are also subject to foreign securities risks including, but not limited to, the fact that foreign investments may be subject to different and in some circumstances less stringent regulatory and disclosure standards than U.S. investments.