March, 09 2016 by lsr team

Have we seen the bottom in EM assets?

LSR Blog - Have we seen the bottom in EM assets?

Improved risk sentiment is driving another rebound in EM assets. Investors have scaled back fears of a US recession, with Treasury yields now off recent lows and inflation breakeven rates bouncing from depressed levels. At the same time, China is loosening the fiscal taps, while the PBoC has shifted its focus back to boosting liquidity and credit. In turn, commodity prices have found a degree of stability.

Market expectations for the path of Fed policy hit extremes in February. Since then, the US$ index (DXY) has turned higher, EM currencies have strengthened and oil prices have climbed. Can this rally last?

Click below to find out whether we have reached an attractive ‘structural’ entry point in EM assets.