Style Research Blog

Style Impacts in Emerging Markets during Q3 2014

After a strong start to the year, Emerging Market equities fell during the third quarter, likely driven by geopolitical concerns, weakening global economic growth and exacerbated by a strengthening U.S. dollar. Over the quarter, High Value, High Growth, and High Quality stocks all underperformed significantly within Emerging Markets.

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Monthly Style Summary to End September 2014

As equity markets fell during late September, Value again underperformed.  However, in contrast to previous months, (with the exception of Japan, where markets continued to rise during the month), there were no consistent relative gains in Growth.  In fact, across the Emerging Markets and Asia, Value factors and Growth factors both underperformed.  High Beta stocks mostly performed poorly and Small Cap gained only in the Emerging Markets and across Asia.

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