The Latest News:

  • Emerging market equities are turning around after China’s export and import growth unexpectedly increased in January, Bloomberg reports.
  • “China is the main driver for economic activity, so seeing better data is helping global markets,” Jeff Papp, a senior analyst at Oberweis Asset Management Inc., said in the Bloomberg article. “Some of the worries there have dissipated a bit.”
  • BlackRock (NYSE: BLK) CEO Laurence D. Fink believes the recent emerging market pullback provides a good buying opportunity, reports Alexis Leondis for Bloomberg.
  • “These emerging markets have growing and stronger balance sheets and a faster GDP,” Fink said.
  • Emerging market equities are now trading at their biggest valuation discount to developed market stocks since 2006.

Market Vectors MSCI Emerging Markets Quality Dividend ETF

Source: Yahoo! Finance

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Max Chen contributed to this article.