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Short-term momentum still appears to be quite weak for nearly every asset class. The sell off in China has put a drag on emerging markets, the most resilient market to date. However, we believe some value investors may point to certain sectors as being well priced which could attract fresh, new buyers.
Momentum measures the rate of acceleration, either positive or negative, in a security’s price and may indicate which markets are positioned for gains or losses. Investing based on momentum entails establishing long positions in securities with positive recent returns and short positions in those with negative recent returns. Momentum in asset classes may illustrate the development of trends in the market.