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May 17, 2018 Research Alliance Emerging or Developed? One China, Two Narratives—Parametric Portfolio Associates

On the eve of China A-shares' inclusion in MSCI's indexes, now's a good time to look at why China's economy may be considered developed-but its equity markets are anything but.

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May 14, 2018 Research Alliance A More Demanding Powell Put to Test EM’s Strengthened Mettle—Thornburg

The Fed chair makes clear the bar for slowing monetary tightening is higher nowadays and argues emerging markets are much better positioned to handle higher U.S. yields than they were before.

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Apr 26, 2018 Research Alliance China in a Bull Shop? Single-Country Concentration’s Risks to Your Portfolio—Parametric Portfolio Associates

Our latest blog post looks at the distorting effect one country is having on the emerging-market index.

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Apr 23, 2018 Research Alliance The Weak Dollar Puffs Up Overseas Equity Returns—Thornburg Investment Management

Yet the earnings potential of developed- and emerging-market stocks is real, since they are at earlier points in their respective business cycles.

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Mar 19, 2018 Research Alliance Understanding The Confucian in Xi's Populism—Thornburg

China has dropped norms to allow President Xi Jinping to remain in power after his second term ends. While worrisome at first blush, the populist turn and consolidation of power likely has near-term economic and financial market benefits.

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Mar 08, 2018 Research Alliance Beijing's Reforms Reveal Blue Skies—Thornburg Investment Management

China’s supply-side reforms are having a real impact on its economy and environment, and creating attractive, if not immediately apparent, investment opportunities for flexible valuation-sensitive investors.

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Mar 07, 2018 Research Alliance Emerging-Market ETFs—Thornburg Investment Management

Emerging-market ETFs suffered deviations in their market prices relative to their net asset values, with their total returns materially underperforming the broad emerging-market index during the selloff.

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Feb 14, 2018 Research Alliance Emerging Markets in 2018—Parametric Portfolio Associates

For the first time in decades, we are experiencing a synchronized global expansion. However, politics are always a challenge; 2018 is a good time for emerging-market investors to focus on economics but prepare for elevated political risk.

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Jan 31, 2018 Research Alliance Baron Funds: What's Ahead for 2018 with Michael Kass

Baron Funds portfolio manager Michael Kass was a panelist at AdvisorIntelligence's latest 360 Views Webinar, on January 10, where he provided his 2018 market outlook and participated in a roundtable discussion. Here is a replay of the discussion.

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Jan 29, 2018 Litman Gregory Fourth Quarter 2017 Research Q&A

In this quarter's Research Q&A, we discuss inflation, a curve-steepening fixed-income scenario, the U.S. dollar’s valuation, the effect of rising rates on arbitrage, and the recent performance of major equity factors and styles.

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