Investment correlations that favored passive investment strategies are likely to break down while the bull market nears its end, favoring strong pickers. Look to emerging markets for some of the best opportunities.
China is the stock market investors love to hate. The conversations are always about what could go wrong and rarely what could, or will, go right. And yet China’s equities have outperformed emerging markets during the past one-, three- and five-year periods. For the past year, we’ve made the case that cyclicals and growth names should be the focus when investing in China.
For some time, mining companies thought diversifying their portfolios was the best way to improve cash flow stability and protect themselves from natural resources cycles and increased volatility. That hasn’t worked, at least not as expected.
Anheuser-Busch InBev’s unparalleled scale and experienced management team give the company a huge competitive advantage in capitalizing on long-term growth in emerging markets and turning the craft-beer headwind into a tailwind.
China is the stock market investors love to hate. The conversations are always about what could go wrong in China and rarely about what will go right. And yet Chinese equities outperformed other emerging markets during the past one-, three- and five-year periods.
Overseas investors must pay attention to the way proposed US trade policies will affect emerging markets. And within the ones best protected, Indian small caps are our favorite, especially as domestic reform turbulence subsides.
Mexico’s king of convenience and soft drinks offers patient investors exposure to compelling near- and intermediate-term upside catalysts, though political uncertainty at home and in the US could weigh on the country’s equity market next year.
Asian equities have rallied in recent months, but many markets still trade at favorable valuations. Patient investors should focus on high-quality names in the financial and information technology sectors.
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