4 Biggest Risks to Emerging Markets

Emerging markets have bounced back this year but investors need to tread carefully to avoid boom turning to bust in the second half.
The benchmark MSCI emerging market index has rallied by 6% since January 1 to reach levels not seen in over a year. Stocks in some countries have done much better: Turkey and Indonesia are up 14%, while India has posted a whopping 22% gain.

Here are four key risks investors need to watch carefully for the rest of 2014:
1. Federal Reserve tightening
2. Political risks abound
3. Uncertain economics
4. Rising oil prices

via CNN

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Alfonso Esparza

Alfonso Esparza

Senior Currency Analyst at Market Pulse
Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
Alfonso Esparza