VanEck Vectors ETFs
In 1Q 2017, emerging markets equities resumed
their outperformance “spell” over global equity markets, shrugging off the
disruption caused by the U.S. presidential election.
The 1Q 2017 rally
of emerging markets currencies (EMFX) raises some interesting issues for
investors to consider, including the composition
of benchmark EM indices.
As the rebound in natural resources continues, it is not surprising to see mixed performance across sectors in these early stages. Still, we believe that the next commodity bull market is firmly supported, highlighted by improving global economic conditions.
For its April asset class positioning, VanEck NDR Managed Allocation Fund did not change drastically and the Fund maintained its strong preference for global stocks over bonds based on the weight-of-the-evidence gathered from NDR vast indicators.
International moats reward investors in March,
while U.S. moats remain tepid amid political and economic uncertainty.
Gold weakened ahead
of the Fed’s March 15 rate hike, but after the 0.25% hike, gold rallied for a
slight gain to end March at $1,249.35.
markets bonds deserve a place in fixed income investors’ portfolios. Emerging
markets corporate USD bonds now dominate in sheer size and are critical in driving
“EM debt” returns.
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