iShares MSCI Emerging Markets (EEM)
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- Barrons.com•10 hours ago
In its weekly commentary, asset manager BlackRock grew uncomfortable with the calm, peaceful summer we've been having and said that certain trades have become crowded. Richard Turnill, Global Chief Investment Strategist for BlackRock, pointed out that "low volatility is dominating markets, with U.S. equities posting their least volatile 30-day period in more than two decades", and "investors should tread carefully and be selective, as certain positions have become more popular this summer." To be sure, "investment popularity does not tell us much about the direction of returns over the long run", but we need to be careful nonetheless. Based on BlackRock's metrics, UK government bonds, emerging markets government bonds and Japan government bonds have become a consensus popular overweight, so have precious metals.
- Barrons.com•23 hours ago
While emerging market stocks have outperformed developed markets by 18 points this year, and bonds and currencies have done well too, the rally has steam Deutsche Bank says. Deutsche's Chief Global Strategist ...
- Barrons.com•2 days ago
The Colombia government and FARC rebels reached a final peace agreement Thursday that should help boost the country's economy long term, and that has pushed funds invested in the country to new highs. The government's four-year negotiation with Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) means a ceasefire, political positions for former rebels, victim reparations as well as agrarian reform and anti-drug trafficking efforts. Fitch Ratings has a negative outlook on Colombia's debt, noting the country must rebuild tax, oil and other revenue to accommodate investment "without jeopardizing fiscal consolidation." CORRECTED: The iShares MSCI Colombia exchange-traded fund (ICOL), with $18 million in assets, was up 1.7% in morning trading and the Global X MSCI Colombia ETF (GXG), with $93 million in assets, was up 1.5%.