David Hernandez, CFA
Over the last five years, emerging market (“EM”) equities have struggled to keep up with their developed market (“DM”) counterparts. Losses were extended into 2015, when this asset class lost 14.9%. Given the poor performance, it is not surprising that emerging market equities currently offer the most attractive valuations. The S&P 500 and MSCI EAFE trade at roughly 7–10% above their ten-year averages while the MSCI EM index trades 17% below. Given these valuations, when should investors expect a pick-up in performance?
Equity market strength through the third quarter continues to challenge the common expectation going into the year. Cumulatively through September…
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