Why it’s a good time to start buying emerging markets bonds

War, inflation, and a default have dealt emerging market bonds an especially hard blow, and souring sentiment on emerging markets broadly hasn’t helped. But for intrepid investors, this corner of the bond market is already looking more attractive.

There’s no sugarcoating the pain. The iShares J.P. Morgan USD Emerging Markets Bond exchange-traded fund (ticker: EMB) has lost 15% this year, compared with the 10% loss in the iShares Core U.S. Aggregate Bond ETF (AGG).

Fidelity Emerging Markets Limited (LON:FEML) is an investment trust that aims to achieve long-term capital growth from an actively managed portfolio made up primarily of securities and financial instruments providing exposure to emerging markets companies, both listed and unlisted.

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