According to the FTSE Emerging Index, 2016 has included notable ups and notable downs for emerging markets equities. In the first six week of the year, through February 11th, the Index fell 10.2%. From February 11th, when US Fed Chair Janet Yellen signalled a renewed easing of US monetary policy, igniting what many experts have termed a ‘risk-on’ market, the Index has risen 16.7% and now stands at a 4.8% return year-to-date as of April 11th.
Gareth Parker, Senior Director Index Research & Analytics at FTSE Russell:
“It has been a wild ride so far in 2016 for emerging markets as they were impacted by a strongly defensive posture for global investors in the first six weeks of 2016, followed by a shift to a more aggressive posture since mid-February. Keeping track of markets like these can be challenging, which underscores the investor need for access to accurate and comprehensive index tools to help measure and understand changing market dynamics.”
FTSE Emerging Index
Source: FTSE Russell, data as at 11 April 2016. Past performance is no guarantee of future results. Please see the end for important legal disclosures.
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