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  • Thematic Investing

    April 07, 2021

    BUZZ Reaches Beyond Growth

    by Coulter Regal, CFA, Associate Product Manager

    Evaluating an investment strategy that is based on the positive sentiment that is generated from online interactions, begins with assessing the underlying holdings.

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    Emerging Markets Bonds

    April 07, 2021

    Fortify Your 40% with Emerging Markets Bonds

    by Eric Fine, Head of Active EM Debt,

    Fran Rodilosso, Head of Fixed Income ETF Portfolio Management, CFA

    Emerging markets bonds historically do well in rising rate environments—particularly when rates rise due to higher growth prospects rather than a taper tantrum.

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    Moat Investing

    April 06, 2021

    Moat Index Delivers Strong Q1 Off Value Moves

    by Brandon Rakszawski, Senior ETF Product Manager

    The Morningstar® Wide Moat Focus IndexSM(the “Moat Index” or “Index”) completed its quarterly review on March 22, 2021. This review was awfully different than its review one year ago.

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    Digital Assets

    April 01, 2021

    Cryptocurrency Q&A: A Boom or Bust?

    by Gabor Gurbacs, Director, Digital Assets Strategy

    Cryptocurrency continues to make headlines, and pique interest in 2021. Gabor Gurbacs answers timely and relevant questions about bitcoin, and what may be in store for the future.

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    Thematic Investing

    March 31, 2021

    The Social Sentiment Factor

    by David Schassler, Portfolio Manager and Head of Portfolio and Quantitative Investment Solutions, VanEck

    An investment strategy based around the measurement of social sentiment may seem like it could be driven by typical style factors; however, the truth is far more nuanced.

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    Emerging Markets Equity

    March 25, 2021

    Leave Your Wallet Behind in China

    by Carrie Wang, Associate Product Manager

    Mobile payments have reshaped China’s payment landscape, as the country transitions to a cashless economy.

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    Thematic Investing

    March 23, 2021

    Playing the Rise in Video Game M&As

    by John Patrick Lee, CFA, Product Manager

    M&A activity in the video game industry is, we believe, helping to drive growth both for the acquiring companies and broader industry.

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    Thematic Investing

    March 19, 2021

    Value Back in Vogue as Inflation and Recovery Expectations Soar

    by Jamie Wise, Founder & CEO of BUZZ Holdings ULC

    As the economy strengthened, inflation concerns mounted, spurring a rotation within equity markets as price momentum and technology stocks fell and shares of value companies and financials soared.

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