South Africa – Rand Bonds: Will SARB End The Party? – May 31, 2022


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South Africa – Rand Bonds: Will SARB End The Party? – May 31, 2022
 · Emerging Markets · 

South Africa is one of the exceptions among the major EM bond issuers: its inflation has been much more modest than most emerging and developed market counterparts



 

Emerging Markets Fixed Income – The Case For EM Debt Is In Relative, Not Absolute Terms – May 12, 2022
 · Emerging Markets · Fixed Income · 

The primary bogeyman for EM debt, both in its local currency (EMLCD) and hard currency (EM$D) variants, is a negative global growth shock.



 

Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange – Opportunity Lost, Or Just Delayed? – April 28, 2022
 · Emerging Markets · Foreign Exchange · 

Since the uncertainties unleashed by the eruption of the COVID-19 pandemic at the beginning of 2020



 

Emerging Market Equities – Fundamentals And Sentiment Diverge – March 31, 2022
 · Emerging Markets · Equities · 

The outlook for EM equities is clouded by a lack of obvious earnings momentum, and although we still recommend holding it at overweight within a global equity portfolio, we see better opportunities outside the U.S., particularly in Europe.



 

Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange – Breaking From The Dollar Yoke – February 22, 2022
 · Emerging Markets · Foreign Exchange · 

Given the strength of the global economic expansion and the recovery of mobility measures as the COVID-19 pandemic fitfully recedes as a primary economic threat



 

Emerging Market Equities – 2022 Outlook – January 20, 2022
 · Emerging Markets · Equities · 

In the face of the self-inflicted deleveraging process hurting its property sector, China bucked the global trend and cut its policy rate this week, while at the same time directing fiscal stimulus towards fixed asset and infrastructure spending.



 

Emerging Markets Fixed Income – A Barbell Of Yield And Quality Will Outperform – January 13, 2022
 · Emerging Markets · Fixed Income · 

The traditional macro drivers of EM debt performance, namely credit quality, monetary policy, liquidity and overall growth conditions offer a mixed picture, with strong demand rebounds triggering rising inflation.



 

Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange – 2022 EM Currency Outlook: Stay With Quality – December 20, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Foreign Exchange · 

Given the strength of the global economic expansion and the recovery of mobility measures as the COVID-19 pandemic fitfully recedes as a primary economic threat



 

Emerging Market Equities – Waiting For The China Bounce – November 23, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Equities · 

This year’s powerful revival in global trade and overall demand usually would have been associated with strong EM stock performance



 

Roundtable – Round-Tripping From EM ex-China Back To China – (65min:05sec) – November 17, 2021
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In this Roundtable MRB’s emerging markets team, Mehran Nakhjavani and Amr Abdel Khalek, discussed the outlook for EM assets



 

Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange – Time To Focus More On Quality – October 28, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Foreign Exchange · 

It is relatively rare for the U.S. dollar to strengthen at the same time as Treasury yields rise



 

Webcast – Take Some Profits In EM ex-China – (7min:40sec) – September 29, 2021
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In this week’s Webcast, Mehran Nakhjavani highlights some of the key takeaways from last week’s MRB Emerging Market Equities Report



 

Emerging Market Equities – Take Some Profits In EM ex-China – September 23, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Equities · 

The overall backdrop for EM equities remains broadly constructive, given the robust trade cycle, solid domestic demand and continuing liquidity support in the world’s leading economies.



 

Emerging Markets Fixed Income – Generous Spreads Belie Constructive Backdrop – September 2, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Fixed Income · 

The case for holding emerging market local-currency denominated debt (EMLCD) is a simple one: the EMLCD spread (over Treasuries) has widened to levels consistent with economic stress



 

Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange – The Dollar Is Still King… Of EM FX Performance – August 26, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Foreign Exchange · 

While the ebb and flow of U.S. dollar sentiment will continue to tug at the performance of EM currencies, the overall global trade and economic backdrop over the next year will be supportive of modest dollar weakness



 

Emerging Market Equities – EM Bank Earnings Turnaround Offers Key Support – July 15, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Equities · 

EM earnings momentum is picking up, and broadening beyond the semiconductor sector.



 

Emerging Markets Fixed Income – EM Debt Will Shine While The U.S. Dollar Softens – May 20, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Fixed Income · 

Two key external drivers of EM bond returns will offer a constructive backdrop in the year ahead.



 

Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange – When Uncertain, Prioritize Growth – May 13, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Foreign Exchange · 

The overarching driver of EM currencies is global trade, which offers a strongly positive backdrop and will likely propel appreciation versus a softening U.S. dollar.



 

Emerging Market Equities – When Global Trade Pops, EM Stocks Sizzle – April 29, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Equities · 

Recent EM underperformance is mostly attributable to the renewed vigor of stocks in the U.S., along with some idiosyncratic risks that have impacted mega-cap Chinese stocks.



 

Emerging Markets Fixed Income – EM Debt To Outperform, Even With Rising Global Bond Yields – April 6, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Fixed Income · 

Three months ago we warned of short-term headwinds to EMLCD returns, while remaining confident of their ability to outperform within a global fixed income portfolio on a 6-12 month view.



 

Roundtable – EM Investing: Different Regions, Different Assets – (68min:21sec) – March 25, 2021
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We are generally constructive about the prospects for emerging market outperformance in the year ahead. Equities should outperform their DM counterparts



 

Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange – Don’t Fear The Treasury Bear Market – March 23, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Foreign Exchange · 

In the midst of a burst of synchronized global growth, financed by Uncle Sam’s mega-stimulus, EM currencies stand to ride higher on a tide of investor risk appetite.



 

Emerging Market Equities – Asian Outperformance Will Drive EM To Irrelevance – February 11, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · Equities · 

“Be careful what you wish for” is the Aesop’s fable that applies to long-suffering EM equity investors, who have been waiting a decade for a sustained period of outperformance.



 

Emerging Market Equities – The Implications Of EM Stock Concentration – February 11, 2021
Emerging Markets · Equities · 

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Emerging Markets Fixed Income – EMLCD Will Outperform, Despite Near-Run Risks – January 14, 2021
 · Emerging Markets · 

This report focuses primarily on the two issues: the outlook for the EM local currency-denominated debt (EMLCD) asset class, and how investors should approach investment in Chinese government bonds.



 

Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange – EM Currencies Will Continue To Outperform In 2021 – December 15, 2020
 · Emerging Markets · Foreign Exchange · 

Growth in global trade and domestic demand will be far stronger in 2021 than it was in 2020, with much of the EM universe being the primary beneficiaries of this currency tailwind.



 

Webinar – The Great Equity & Currency Rotation – (89min:16sec) – November 18, 2020
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In this week’s special MRB Webinar, Phillip Colmar and Mehran Nakhjavani address the question of asset rotation and answer questions from clients.



 

Emerging Market Equities – 2021 Outlook: EM Growth Sizzles, Can Earnings Pop? – November 11, 2020
 · Emerging Markets · Equities · 

The outlook for EM equities in 2021 hinges on their relative earnings outlook, which in turn will be determined by the prospects for a broad-based and reasonably synchronized global economic recovery.



 

Emerging Markets Fixed Income – Despite Fiscal Risks, Yield And Cheap FX Will Drive Outperformance – October 20, 2020
 · Emerging Markets · Fixed Income · 

With the IMF, World Bank and others urging developed market (DM) governments to accelerate the pace of their fiscal response to the COVID-19 growth slowdown, some EM governments will likely follow suit.



 

Emerging Markets Foreign Exchange – Growth, Valuation And Capital Flows Underpin EM Currencies – October 14, 2020
 · Emerging Markets · Foreign Exchange · 

Growth is poorly distributed in the EM universe, as are attractive interest rates, with overlap hard to find.