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  • Emerging Markets Debt Daily

    May 07, 2021

    EM Exports – Rebalancing on the Way?

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

    China’s exports beat consensus, but its global exports share is set to decline as other EM benefit from the re-opening. Mexico’s inflation jumped higher, reinforcing expectations of a rate hike.

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    Moat Investing

    April 29, 2021

    Switching Costs Build Moats and Retain Customers

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Powerful moats can be built on switching costs, which lock customers into a company's unique ecosystem and make it expensive to move.

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    Moat Investing

    April 29, 2021

    Efficient Scale: Moats with Natural Monopoly

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    Companies that benefit from efficient scale operate in a market that may only support one or a few competitors, which limits competitive pressures.

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    Natural Resources

    April 28, 2021

    Capture the Entire Low Carbon Energy Opportunity Set

    by Sunny Bokhari, ETF Product Analyst

    The global transition to a low carbon future presents a compelling investment opportunity to capture the potential growth of clean energy companies.

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    Thematic Investing

    April 28, 2021

    Forget Tesla, Buy SMH as an Electric Vehicle Play

    by Nicolas Fonseca, CFA, ETF Product Analyst

    Semiconductors are everywhere you look today, from smartphones, to PCs and any other technology related device. Learn what new technological advances are being driven by semiconductors.

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    Thematic Investing

    April 27, 2021

    What Drives Thematic Investing

    by Michael Cohick, Senior ETF Product Manager

    The world is evolving at record pace, through innovation and megatrend emergence uncovering new actionable investment themes for investors.

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    Moat Investing

    April 27, 2021

    Moat Stock Selection Drowns Out Factors

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    The Morningstar Wide Moat Focus Index has faced modest headwinds from factor risk exposure since its inception, but favorable stock selection remains the dominant driver of relative outperformance versus the broad U.S. equity market.

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    Investment Outlook

    April 27, 2021

    The Risks to Goldilocks

    by Jan van Eck, Chief Executive Officer

    We identify three potential market scenarios that may come into play in the remainder of 2021.

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    Natural Resources

    April 26, 2021

    Natural Resources Maintain Momentum

    by Shawn Reynolds, Portfolio Manager

    Reopening, regeneration and aggressive, coordinated fiscal and monetary policy moves set the stage for strong U.S. growth going into the first quarter of 2021.

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    Emerging Markets Bonds

    April 26, 2021

    IMF Spring 2021 Meetings: The Glass is All Full

    by Eric Fine, Head of Active EM Debt,

    Active Emerging Markets Debt Team

    Here are our top global and emerging markets takeaways from the recent IMF Spring 2021 Meetings.

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