What Next for Emerging Markets?

Could 2020 be the year that emerging markets finally outperform US stocks? We highlight the countries to watch

James Gard 6 January, 2020 | 12:09PM

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2019 was a mixed year for emerging market investors, with countries such as Brazil and Russia posting outsized returns while India and others underperformed. A strong US dollar and trade worries, and China’s sagging growth had a ripple effect across the developing world. And political and currency crises in Chile, Argentina and Turkey have damaged investor sentiment.

Where should EM investors expect the best returns in 2020? And will frontier markets make a comeback after a disappointing year?

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Rating
BlackRock Frontiers Ord92.60 GBX-1.07
Schroder Asian Total Return Inv. Company390.00 GBX0.52

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James Gard  is content editor for Morningstar.co.uk

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