iShares MSCI Brazil Index (ETF)

  • Buying US Equities At All Time Highs? There Is A Better Option

    By Grigoris Vlassis - August 14, 2013 | Tickers: FXI, EMB, EWZ, VWO

    Concerns about the Fed tapering its asset purchases in September are not enough to justify a pullback in the US stock market. On the contrary, there are many analysts who believe that a potential end of QE could spur an even bigger rally in equities, as investors might feel more confident about the US economy’s robustness.

    Nevertheless, with the S&P 500 up 150% from its 2009 lows and more »

  • Emerging Markets...Investing For The Next Big Trend

    By Lawrence Weinman - August 3, 2013 | Tickers: BIDU, CHL, EWZ, OVTI, EWX, VWO

    Investors would be making a big mistake if they eliminate holdings in emerging market stocks. Instead of giving up on emerging markets investors should adjust to take advantage of China’s new economic focus on consumer spending rather than infrastructure.Several emerging markets ETFs offer an opportunity to implement that strategy

    Many articles have declared the “end of emerging markets” .Massive outflows from emerging markets funds and ETFs indicate that more »

  • Why Is Brazil Falling Like a BRIC?

    By James Catlin - July 11, 2013 | Tickers: VALE, EWZ, PBR

    Since the beginning of 2013, the iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (NYSEMKT: EWZ) is down over 25%, with very little reason to believe this should abate.

    Let's face it, times are tough in Brazil right now. Commodities have declined in price, speculation that stagflation is taking hold has hurt financials, credit downgrades loom threatening junk status, and the political unrest seems to grow daily.

    At the end of June more »

  • Invest in These Beaten Down Brazilian Banks

    By Mark Holder - July 5, 2013 | Tickers: BBD, BSBR, EWZ, ITUB

    As riots erupted in Brazil over the last few weeks, the stocks trading on US exchanges have collapsed. In fact, the Brazil iShares Index (NYSEMKT: EWZ) fell from around $54 to $40 over a few weeks during June. Even worse, the index peaked out around $75 back in early 2011. Over two years later and the index still remains in a downtrend as domestic stocks soar.

    Another major reason for more »

  • Invest In These Beaten Down Brazil Stocks

    By Mark Holder - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: GFA, GOL, EWZ, NIHD

    As riots erupted in Brazil over the last few weeks, the stocks trading on domestic exchanges have collapsed. In fact, the Brazil iShares Index (NYSEMKT: EWZ) fell from around $54 to $40 over a few weeks during June. Even worse, the index peaked out around $75 back in early 2011. Over two years later and the index still remain in a downtrend as US stocks soar.

    Some interesting stocks include more »

  • This Brazilian Energy Play Is Still Looking Good

    By Sarfaraz Khan - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: EBR, EWZ, PBR

    Millions of Brazilians are currently protesting in their country, demanding better public services. The country’s economy has been performing poorly, missing analysts’ growth estimates in the last five quarters. In first quarter of 2013, the economy registered growth of just 0.5%, while analysts were expecting 0.9%. The markets are now looking for modest growth at best due to weak fiscal policy and increasing inflation. The country has more »

  • Investing in Brazilian Happiness

    By Andrés Cardenal - May 13, 2013 | Tickers: ABV, VALE, EWZ, ITUB, PBR

    Economic growth in Brazil has stalled lately, yet Brazilians are as happy and optimistic about their future as ever. Although this may seem like an odd phenomenon, there is much more to economic development than GDP growth, and the country is on the right track regarding poverty reduction and rising income levels.

    Brazilians have good reasons to feel confident in the future, and so do investors in the country.

    Beyond more »

  • Emerging Markets Series: South America

    By Federico Zaldua - April 11, 2013 | Tickers: GXG, EWZ, ECH

    According to Credit Suisse, global GDP growth in 2013 will average 3.3%, up 0.2% from last year. That said, almost all growth will be coming from the emerging world. While advanced economies should expand merely by 1.1%, emerging markets (EM) should grow by 5.5%. With this in mind, I decided to write a series of articles about emerging markets. I will start with my home region more »

  • In Emerging Markets, the Smaller the Better

    By Andrés Cardenal - March 7, 2013 | Tickers: HAO, FXI, EWZ, BRF, PBR

    When investing, size matters. Small companies are usually assumed to be riskier than big ones, while on the other hand they offer higher potential for growth. Although this rule is quite easy to observe, and generally correct, emerging markets may be a remarkable exception to consider. As odd as it may seem, smaller companies in emerging markets may offer both higher growth and less risk than their bigger counterparts.

     Politics more »

  • Are ETF's Right for Long Term Investors?

    By James Catlin - February 11, 2013 | Tickers: FXI, EWA, EWZ

    Exchange Traded Funds (ETF's) are an investment tool often used to play broader macro economic trends.  For those new to the concept, allow me to explain.  ETF's are a basket of stocks with a specific investing goal that trade like a single stock.  Some focus on industries like technology or health care.  Others may focus on entire countries like Germany, South Africa, and Brazil.  Because they are traded more »

  • Earnings Preview: Banco Bradesco, Biogen Idec, Caterpillar

    By John Macris - January 25, 2013 | Tickers: BBD, BIIB, CAT, EWZ

    Investors are entering the fourth week of earnings season, and it’s the busiest week thus far with nearly one-fourth of S&P 500 companies reporting the week of January 28.

    As of this writing, the S&P 500 is nearing the 1,500 level on Friday afternoon, despite weaker-than-expected new home sales. Earnings season continues to bring mixed results, with consumer goods makers Procter & Gamble and Kimberly-Clark providing upbeat more »

  • Three Index Bets for 2013

    By Federico Zaldua - January 14, 2013 | Tickers: ABV, EWZ, EWP, PBR, SPY

    Its fair to reconsider your portfolio at the beginning of every new year and think of what has changed in the world, which bets have performed well for you and which ones have gone against you. At the beginning of every year I try to think which trends might be in place during the next 12 months and, based on that, I try to see which assets could benefit from more »

  • Brazil's Future Looks Promising

    By Michael Meyer - January 11, 2013 | Tickers: VALE, EWZ, PBR

    Investors are always looking for the next big idea.  Although the U.S. recently avoided a fiscal cliff, there are still a lot of challenges ahead.  In light of those challenges, investors may want to consider an emerging market that appears poised for a bright future.  That market is Brazil.

    Although Brazil has had its struggles of late, there are many reasons that investors should still be optimistic about the more »

  • Can Brazil Break the Wealth Destruction Cycle in 2013?

    By Calla Hummel - January 8, 2013 | Tickers: ABV, VALE, EWZ, PBR

    Even with less than 1% growth in 2012, Brazil has had a good decade. Its main exports reached record highs, hyperinflation is history, and macroeconomic strength has given successive administrations the budget leeway to help lift 30 million Brazilians out of poverty. Betting on a robust future, investors have poured money into the country's stock market. If Brazil keeps growing, long- and medium-term investors stand to gain. But the more »

  • The World Cup Will Not Drive Brazil's Growth

    By Calla Hummel - December 20, 2012 | Tickers: ABV, GOL, EWZ

    Despite a disappointing year for Brazilian stocks, bulls on Brazilian growth abound. Since the 1970s, bulls have pointed to breakout years, a growing middle class, and a young and increasingly educated population as reasons to invest in the country. In the past two years, commentators blithely toss out the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympics as reasons in and of themselves to invest in Brazil, or as drivers of more »

  • Investing in Brazil for all the Wrong Reasons

    By Calla Hummel - December 18, 2012 | Tickers: ABV, VALE, EWZ, PBR | Editor's Choice

    Seeking Alpha published An overly optimistic piece on Brazilian stocks last week and listed the main Brazilian ETF as a defensive move, just as The Washington Post and CNN mulled over mediocre news from Latin America’s biggest economy. Brazilian stocks have floundered in 2012 with falling profits, low growth, and rising inflation. Despite low returns, Brazilian stocks are not cheap by most metrics and macroeconomic indicators are mixed on more »

  • Why I’m Investing in Brazil Over the Long Term

    By Ash Anderson - December 17, 2012 | Tickers: BRXX, VALE, EWZ, ITUB, PBR

    There are a lot of great companies in the United States. To ensure that my portfolio is truly diversified, though, I like to invest outside of our borders, and the country I’ll be targeting next is Brazil, for a variety of reasons that I’ll explore in this article. There are a number of ways one could get into the Brazilian market, such as investing in the country's more »

  • Is Brazil In For a Hard Landing?

    By Pierre De Vitton - December 12, 2012 | Tickers: VALE, EWZ, PBR, BZQ

    Everyone loves Brazil. How couldn't you? It's got everything going for it: stunning beaches, great weather, beautiful women, a large domestic market, a vibrant democracy and abundant natural resources, from iron ore to oil, from soybeans to sugar cane. Most economic news that has come out of Brazil lately has been excellent: the South American behemoth just overtook the UK as the world's sixth biggest economy, FDI more »

  • Buy or Sell? Brazilian Banks

    By Federico Zaldua - December 5, 2012 | Tickers: BBD, BSBR, EWZ, ITUB

    As I have mentioned many times, the Brazilian economy is about to rebound (from a 1.5% GDP growth in 2012 to around 4% in 2013), and its equities have strongly underperformed the S&P 500. As many of you may already know, banks are almost always my favorite investments to play a GDP rebound. Hence, it makes sense to look at Brazilian banks.

    That said, the Brazilian banking sector more »

  • Taking Stocks of China (The Upside of 25 Million Single Drunks)

    By Nick Slepko - December 3, 2012 | Tickers: CHIQ, CHIE, FXI, EWZ, TSGTY.PK

    Prior to joining Global X Funds, Alex Ashby lived and traveled extensively throughout Asia.  He currently manages a group of six ETFs covering the consumer, energy, financial, industrial, material, and technology sectors of the Chinese economy.

    Nick Slepko:  Even though the weighting of your ETFs are largely determined by market capitalization, is there any one company in the two hundred that make up the six funds which sticks out more »

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