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Emerging Markets and the Return of Volatility
After experiencing a closing low in early January, the VIX – which is the common measure of volatility in the US stock market – began a moderate climb towards the end of the month prior to exploding on the upside in early February.
After a difficult period, we believe the outlook for African economies and stock markets has turned positive. In 2017 we highlighted a number of developments that would make African markets more attractive, and pleasingly many of these have come to pass.