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  • Emerging Markets Debt Daily

    July 28, 2021

    Growth, Rebalancing and Persistence

    by Natalia Gurushina, Chief Economist, Emerging Markets Fixed Income Strategy

    The vaccination gap between EM and DM is the main reason why the IMF lowered its 2021 growth forecast for EM. The IMF also expressed concerns that inflation risks can prove more persistent.

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    Natural Resources

    July 26, 2021

    Inflation, Transition Keep Resources Relevant

    by Shawn Reynolds, Portfolio Manager

    Resource equities and commodities, in particular oil and gas, continued to move higher during the second quarter of 2021.

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    Income Investing

    July 23, 2021

    BIZD: Question & Answer

    by Coulter Regal, CFA, Associate Product Manager

    Business development companies (BDCs) have seen growing attention in recent years, as investors seek alternative income opportunities to counterbalance a prolonged low rate environment.

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    Sustainable Investing

    July 23, 2021

    ESG at VanEck: A View From the Top

    by Tom Butcher, Director of ESG

    Tom Butcher, VanEck's Director of ESG, recently sat down with Jan van Eck to discuss the firm's perspective on, and commitment to, ESG.

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    Municipal Bonds

    July 21, 2021

    MAAX Reacts to Inflation Fears

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

    MAAX once again outperformed its benchmark year-to-date, while the municipal fixed income markets performed strongly in June due to falling interest rates and continued economic strength.

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    Guided Allocation

    July 20, 2021

    Transitory Inflation, Don’t bet on it

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

    RAAX offers investors a one-stop solution to gaining exposure to the segments of the real asset universe that historically performed well during the high inflationary regimes of the past.

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    Guided Allocation

    July 20, 2021

    Growth Resurgence Reduces Value

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

    Key indicators point to slowing economic growth and heightened near-term volatility. The Fund will continue to monitor these risks and adjust its exposure, as necessary.

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    Income Investing

    July 19, 2021

    The longer duration of fallen angel bonds and differentiated issuer exposures relative to broad high yield contributed to their outperformance to the broad high yield market in Q2.

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    Thematic Investing

    July 16, 2021

    The BUZZ NextGen AI US Sentiment Leaders Index gained 1.6% during the June and July index selection period (June 10th 2021 - July 8th 2021). Learn about the index's latest index constituents, resulting from the July rebalance.

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    Emerging Markets Bonds

    July 15, 2021

    June Gloom Is Jejune

    by Eric Fine, Head of Active EM Debt

    Global growth and improved fiscal outlooks at the forefront of increasingly positive trends in EM. China, South Africa, Mexico, Colombia and Chile were the Fund's largest positions in June.

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