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Interesting things have been happening in emerging market stocks lately. It has been a while since emerging market stocks have had a period of sustained gains. At Retirement Watch, we had a few profitable trades in Latin American stocks in recent years. But generally, emerging market stocks have been stuck in a trading range for […]
The Federal Reserve successfully used its messaging ability to stem the economy’s decline and help investment markets. But what comes next? The Fed tightened policy too much in 2018. The effects were felt globally. Economic growth slowed and most asset markets declined. Market interest rates rose higher than the interest rates the Fed controls. The […]
This is a good time to make your portfolio more diversified globally. The United States has led the global economy and markets since about 2013 and especially since 2016. The global economy slowed and many markets around the world tumbled while U.S. markets marched higher. But in late 2018, the U.S. economy slowed noticeably in […]
China deserves a lot of investors’ attention these days. China would be important at any time because it’s the world’s second-largest economy. However, China’s recent weakness and unique problems make it an important subject. Right now, there are major transitions taking place in China. It has too much debt, both public and private. The government […]
U.S. investors should pay attention to what’s happening in emerging markets, even if they’re not invested in those markets. Emerging markets had strong recoveries after a bear market ended in early 2016. Latin American markets were among the strongest, with equity returns outpacing U.S. stocks for most of 2016 and 2017. But the situation began […]
Ken Rogoff, an expert in global financial crises, takes a look at what’s happening in emerging markets and asks if they are a warning signal for the global economy. There are currency crises in Turkey and Argentina. EM currencies are declining in value, and many EM stock markets are down even as the U.S. markets […]
There were a lot of changes in the global markets in May, and many of them caught investors by surprise. U.S. stocks made another sharp turn. To review the year, they had an extremely strong January. Then, they were weak the next few months as investors adjusted to higher interest rates, trade conflicts and other […]
Latin American stocks are down sharply in the last month or so, and problems in Brazil have been the leading cause. A range of political and economic problems exploded in a short time. This article takes a deep look the situation in Brazil and concludes that it is leaderless. It appears that the military might […]