After tumbling in 2018 and in 2019, Argentine equities have quietly stabilized and posted positive double-digit returns over the past three years. Argentina’s market has begun this year on the right foot as well, with the MSCI Argentina index rising 15.43% year-to-date as of January 31, 2023. Key drivers of the recent rally include proximity to this year’s election, US dollar weakness, and China’s reopening. We believe politics and macroeconomics will drive near term performance. With growing pressure on solvency accompanied with a potential change in governance, 2023 could send Argentina in one of two directions.
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Book value is a company's equity value as reported in its financial statements. Fiscal Deficit is a shortfall in a government’s income compared with its spending. MSCI Argentina Index is designed to measure the performance of the large and mid cap segments of the Argentine market. MSCI Emerging Markets (EM) Index captures large and mid cap representation across 24 Emerging Market countries. Price/earnings (P/E) ratio is the ratio for valuing a company that measures its current share price relative to its per-share earnings. S&P 500 Index is a market-capitalization-weighted index of 500 leading publicly traded companies in the U.S.
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