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Latin America: A Range of Opportunities for Active Investing

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 Highlights from Latin America: A Range of Opportunities for Active Investing

  • The Latin American region remains highly distinct with some countries experiencing economic growth while others are experiencing cyclical downturns that may soon see a revival as global growth and trade recover.
     

  • Mexico: The consumer has been a resilient, bright spot for the Mexican economy. The domestic market is benefitting from low inflation, low unemployment, low interest rates and positive structural reforms.
     

  • Brazil: Political changes and structural reforms in Brazil may help increase investments and private spending. Despite Brazil’s near-term economic challenges, its equity market still offers exciting investment ideas and access to high-quality companies.
     

  • Latin America has historically been sensitive to global growth and a potential recovery presents opportunities through highly discerning stock selection

Investment Considerations — There can be no guarantee that any investment strategy 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 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.

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