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  • Digital Assets

    April 14, 2021

    Invest in the Digital Assets Transformation

    by John Patrick Lee, CFA, Product Manager

    The digital transformation is underway. Companies involved in the digital transformation of the global economy represents a long-term structural growth opportunity, in our view.

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    Emerging Markets Bonds

    April 14, 2021

    Treasuries Turn?

    by Eric Fine, Head of Active EM Debt

    The sharply improving global growth outlook should support EM debt; China, Mexico, South Africa, Colombia and Indonesia were the Fund’s largest positions in March.

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    Gold Investing

    April 13, 2021

    Gold and Bitcoin: So Happy Together

    by Joe Foster, Portfolio Manager, Gold Strategy

    The question of gold vs. bitcoin comes up more than ever now. As we enter a post-pandemic era where interest rates and inflation may rise, we believe this landscape is amenable to both gold and bitcoin.

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    Thematic Investing

    April 07, 2021

    BUZZ Reaches Beyond Growth

    by Coulter Regal, CFA, Associate Product Manager

    Evaluating an investment strategy that is based on the positive sentiment that is generated from online interactions, begins with assessing the underlying holdings.

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    Emerging Markets Bonds

    April 07, 2021

    Fortify Your 40% with Emerging Markets Bonds

    by Eric Fine, Head of Active EM Debt,

    Fran Rodilosso, Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management, CFA

    Emerging markets bonds historically do well in rising rate environments—particularly when rates rise due to higher growth prospects rather than a taper tantrum.

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    Moat Investing

    April 06, 2021

    Moat Index Delivers Strong Q1 Off Value Moves

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    The Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM(the “Moat Index” or “Index”) completed its quarterly review on March 22, 2021. This review was awfully different than its review one year ago.

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    Digital Assets

    April 01, 2021

    Cryptocurrency Q&A: A Boom or Bust?

    by Gabor Gurbacs, Director, Digital Assets Strategy

    Cryptocurrency continues to make headlines, and pique interest in 2021. Gabor Gurbacs answers timely and relevant questions about bitcoin, and what may be in store for the future.

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    Thematic Investing

    March 31, 2021

    The Social Sentiment Factor

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    An investment strategy based around the measurement of social sentiment may seem like it could be driven by typical style factors; however, the truth is far more nuanced.

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