World Money Analyst Update on Emerging Markets
February 13, 2014
You know that I roam the world (mostly by letting my fingers do the walking) in search of great pieces for Outside the Box. But for the next few weeks, on Thursdays, I'll be sending you special editions of Outside the Box that highlight the excellent research that is produced by our own Mauldin Economics writers and analysts.
World Money Analyst is a perfect example. Led by Managing Editor Kevin Brekke, WMA features research from analysts and money managers from around the globe. Today, Kevin interviews Ankur Shah, one of our key WMA contributors, who is based in Dubai.
Their conversation focuses on the very hot topic of the prospects for emerging markets, now that the Federal Reserve is tapering. They examine the currency issues and inflation implications, which are certainly drastic; but Ankur makes a very interesting case for taking a patient, longer-term view of the growth potential of emerging markets.
I spent most of a day with Ankur last month in Dubai, where he was kind enough to show me the city and a few favorite spots. Dubai is a great base for him to travel all over Asia and the Middle East searching out ideas and companies. He has roots in both the trading and research aspects of the business and specializes in Southeast Asia. He is the right mix of skeptical and enthusiastic, and I am pleased that we have him on the team.
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