A Surprise Boost for Emerging Markets

Trump’s election has provided emerging markets with an unexpected benefit: a stronger dollar, which makes foreign goods even cheaper here.

(Image credit: (c) 2016 Didier Marti)

Donald Trump’s victory ignited a rally in the U.S. stock market but sent emerging-markets stocks in the opposite direction. The president-elect, however, is not solely to blame for the plight of stocks from nations such as China, Brazil, Russia and Mexico. They were in a funk even before he won.

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James K. Glassman
Contributing Columnist, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
James K. Glassman is a visiting fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. His most recent book is Safety Net: The Strategy for De-Risking Your Investments in a Time of Turbulence.