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Emerging Market Links + The Week Ahead (May 16, 2022)
China rumors, the importance of the Russian and Chinese Economies has been grossly underestimated and the week ahead for emerging markets.
I am not a China shrill (Shaun Rein…) nor a China doom and gloom bear (aka the Coming Collapse of China…). As with Putin and Russia, there are many rumors surrounding Xi and what is going on in China right now. In light of those rumors, I highly suggest reading (especially Part 3) the series The Coming Removal of the Mandate of Heaven on the Crisis Watch Substack with an open mind but also a critical eye:
In addition, check out our emerging market ETF lists, ADR lists and closed-end fund lists (also see our site map + list update status as the lists are still being updated as of May 2022) along with our general EM investing tips / advice. All links to emerging market newspapers, investment firms, blogs and other helpful investing resources at the bottom of www.emergingmarketskeptic.com or on the menu under Resources have been update.
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Investing in HK stocks (Turtles Substack)
What I have learned over the years
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BP, Shell and Exxon Mobil have booked charges of $25.5 billion, $8.4 billion and $3.4 billion respectively, but the major oil companies aren’t the only ones losing money. General Electric took a $200 million charge, and McDonald’s is losing $50 million a month from closing its Russian operations. Netflix suspended service in Russia and lost 700,000 viewers
SEC staff has recently given the green light to my shareholder proposal for a “Communist China Audit,” which asks companies to disclose to shareholders the extent to which their business relies on China…
The 3M and Verizon shareholder proposals will be voted on May 10 and 12, respectively…
EM strategists conclude that frontier sovereign credit markets in Egypt, Ghana, Tunisia, and Morocco are particularly vulnerable to food inflation shocks.
Importance of the Russian and Chinese Economies Has Been Grossly Underestimated – FX & PPP (@RnaudBertrand Twitter Thread)
These two recent research pieces from RaboResearch are excellent reads:
The Economic Impact of a Boycott on Russian Fossil Fuels (RaboResearch)
Ukraine War Poses a Threat to EU Industry (RaboResearch) PDF file
Note: Investing.com has a full calendar for most global exchanges BUT you may need an Investing.com account, then hit “Filter,” and select the countries you wish to see company earnings from. Otherwise, purple (below) are upcoming earnings for US listed international stocks (Finviz.com):
Click here for a full weekly calendar from Investing.com (my filter excludes USA, Canada, EU, Australia & NZ). Some frontier and emerging market highlights:
Sunday, May 15, 2022
Tuesday, May 17, 2022
Wednesday, May 18, 2022
Thursday, May 19, 2022
Frontier and emerging market highlights (from IFES’s Election Guide calendar):
Frontier and emerging market highlights (IPOScoop.com):
“We intend to pursue prospective targets in the transportation industry with a focus on companiesin North America, Europe and Asia. We expect to acquire one or more growth businesses with a total enterprise value of between $200 million and $600 million. (Incorporated in Delaware)
Our search for a target business will include those involved in (i) battery or charging businesses, technology and software, (ii) auto pilot drive and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) related businesses, including both hardware and software, and (iii) general microchip design and production and technology.
Our sponsor and certain members of our board of directors and management have significant business ties to the People’s Republic of China, including Hong Kong…”
Climate change and ESG are clearly the latest flavors of the month for most new ETFs. Nevertheless, here are some new frontier and emerging market focused ETFs:
4/21/2022 - FlexShares ESG & Climate Emerging Markets Core Index Fund FEEM - Passive, equity, ESG
4/6/2022 - India Internet & Ecommerce ETF INQQ - Passive, equity, thematic
2/17/2022 - VanEck Digital India ETF DGIN - Passive, India market, thematic
2/17/2022 - Goldman Sachs Access Emerging Markets USD Bond ETF GEMD - Passive, fixed income, emerging markets
1/27/2022 - iShares MSCI China Multisector Tech ETF TCHI - Passive, China, technology
1/11/2022 - Simplify Emerging Markets PLUS Downside Convexity ETF EMGD - Active, equity, options strategy
1/11/2022 - SPDR Bloomberg SASB Emerging Markets ESG Select ETF REMG - Passive, equity, ESG
Frontier and emerging market highlights:
5/3/2022 - ProShares Short Term USD Emerging Markets Bond ETF EMSH
4/7/2022 - DeltaShares S&P EM 100 & Managed Risk ETF DMRE
3/11/2022 - Direxion Daily Russia Bull 2X Shares RUSL
1/27/2022 - Legg Mason Global Infrastructure ETF INFR
1/14/2022 - Direxion Daily Latin America Bull 2X Shares LBJ
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