Emerging Market Wobbles

Emerging and developed markets are moving away from each other. Contrarian investors spy opportunities, where others see the risks of continued declines too great.

Emerging markets have had a parting of the ways from their developed counterparts since spring. A variety of reasons have been suggested, including:

Some brave contrarian investors have started to see buying opportunities appear in emerging markets as prices have fallen. However, for other investors the risk of continued declines is too great.

The value of your investment can go down as well as up and you may not get back the full amount you invested. Past performance is not a reliable indicator of future performance. Investing in shares should be regarded as a long-term investment and should fit in with your overall attitude to risk and financial circumstances.