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Jan 25, 2018 Research Alliance Why Samsung Can Be an Apple of Investors’ Eyes—Thornburg

Samsung is no longer a stodgy conglomerate (or chaebol in Korea) that just makes consumer and industrial electronic devices and equipment, along with some home appliances. Its sales of semiconductor chips and panels account for nearly half of total revenues.

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Dec 20, 2017 Research Alliance Mexico’s Central Bank Hikes Key Rate In Hawkish Turn—Thornburg Investment Management

Mexican asset prices reflect current and potential economic and political risks. But a likely turn in the country’s economic cycle makes for a potentially attractive entry point for longer-term investors, and the financial sector may soon benefit.

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Dec 14, 2017 Research Alliance The Yuan and the Truth About Emerging Markets Currencies—Parametric Portfolio Associates

While the Chinese yuan seems to be on quite the roller-coaster ride, it does help provide a lesson in the value of maintaining a healthy dose of skepticism when it comes to "managed" emerging-market currencies.

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Dec 03, 2017 Research Alliance Emerging Market Performance Dispersion Set to Rise After Strong 2017—Thornburg Investment Management

Emerging markets have benefited from both improving fundamentals and bullish sentiment driving inflows to the asset class. Individual country risks, however, are poised to rise. Be selective.

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Nov 22, 2017 Research Alliance A Megatrend is Underway—Thornburg Investment Management

Lately, investors have been focused on headlines about China’s twice-a-decade congress reshuffling, looking for signs of leadership changes to come in the world’s second-largest economy. But a different kind of leadership change in China is well underway—and investors should take note.

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Nov 21, 2017 Research Alliance Making Sense of the Currency Effect in Foreign Equities Investing—Thornburg Investment Management

U.S. investors in international markets would be well advised to understand the impact that currency fluctuations have on their international portfolio.

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Nov 14, 2017 Research Alliance China's Slow Recovery from Debt Hangover Begins—Thornburg Investment Management

Growth in the country's corporate debt load has finally leveled off this year as financial conditions and regulatory oversight tighten. That's good. But rebounding returns on incremental assets and common equity are even better.

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Oct 30, 2017 Research Alliance India Takes a Page Out of the TARP Playbook—Thornburg Investment Management

In its most concerted effort to reverse slowing credit and economic growth to date, New Delhi devises a $32 billion public sector bank recapitalization.

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Oct 23, 2017 Research Alliance China's Central Bank Chief Warns of "Minsky Moment"—Thornburg Investment Management

Zhou Xiaochuan appeared to be talking about China, given his contextual warnings about the country's high corporate and rising household debt loads. But the message may apply to frothy and debt-laden markets globally.

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Oct 10, 2017 Research Alliance What Brazil Taught Us About Allocating to Emerging Markets—Parametric Portfolio Associates

See how Brazil's challenges in 2015 and 2016 put a spotlight on concentration risk in emerging-market indexes and showed that it can be unrewarded.

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