Emerging market exchange rates: cheap or value traps?

Capital Group
By December 1, 2020 09:19

Emerging market exchange rates: cheap or value traps?

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Over the past decade, emerging market (EM) currencies have weakened significantly and local currency bond investors have seen little exchange rate returns. In fact, EM exchange rates (FX) have been a major source of volatility …

Key Takeaways

  • Emerging market (EM) currencies have weakened significantly over the past decade and are now generally undervalued according to our in-house fundamental-based FX valuation model.
  • That said, a broad-based rally in EM FX is unlikely given the current global growth outlook and a decelerating EM credit cycle.
  • Low structural growth including rising debt burdens and low productivity are also a secular EM FX headwind.
  • We see value in select EM currencies including the Mexican peso and the Russian rouble

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