Emerging Markets in a U.S. Growth Environment
• A strong(er) U.S. dollar environment is not always a negative for emerging markets.
• Post election, emerging market currencies have been resilient and even appreciated against the U.S. dollar.
• As the world's largest economy, strong growth in the U.S. should lead to a global expansion.
• Emerging market economies are more resilient to external shocks as foreign reserves and current account balances have improved.
• Emerging market performance is likely to be split between cyclical and manufacturing countries.
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.