Emerging Markets Stocks’ Months-Long Rally Rolled On Last Week

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Another week, another gain for shares in emerging markets, which posted the strongest increase for the major asset classes over the trading week through January 10, based on a set of exchange traded funds.

Vanguard FTSE Emerging Markets (VWO) rose 1.2% last week, marking the sixth straight weekly advance for the fund. Except for a three-week lull in November, VWO has increased in every week since late-September.

The rally continued in overseas trading today, fueled by reports

that the US and China will sign a partial trade deal this week. “With most of

the broad strokes of a rather limited deal already revealed, what markets will

be watching for more closely will be the precise legal wording of the deal,” advises

Vishnu Varathan, a senior economist at Mizuho Bank.

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