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June 08, 2012 at 09:00 AM EDT
Time To Buy EWZ? Think Again.
Slow and steady economic growth at home coupled with a looming debt crisis in the European currency bloc have promoted investors of all walks to seek out safe havens and uncorrelated returns amidst this uncertain backdrop. Many have turned to emerging markets in search of more lucrative growth potential, although uncertainties across developed markets have kept the lid on investors’ confidence. Brazilian equities in particular have endured a rough correction over the past few months, leading many to wonder whether or not this is a good bargain shopping opportunity to tap into the Latin American powerhouse [see also LatAm-Centric ETFdb Portfolio]. When it comes to Brazil ETFs, the iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (EWZ) easily takes the cake in terms of size and popularity; having launched in mid-2000 with nearly $7 billion in assets under management, investors and active traders alike have embraced this ETF as a means of accessing Brazil’s equity market. Given its [...] Click here to read the original article on ETFdb.com. Related Posts: 101 ETF Lessons Every Financial Advisor Should Learn Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Springs Higher, EWZ Gives Up Gains ETF Technical Trading FAQ Daily ETF Roundup: VXX Jumps On Greek Woes, EWZ Slides With Petrobras Daily ETF Roundup: CMF Creeps Higher, EWZ Drops After Durable Goods Data
Slow and steady economic growth at home coupled with a looming debt crisis in the European currency bloc have promoted investors of all walks to seek out safe havens and uncorrelated returns amidst this uncertain backdrop. Many have turned to emerging markets in search of more lucrative growth potential, although uncertainties across developed markets have kept the lid on investors’ confidence. Brazilian equities in particular have endured a rough correction over the past few months, leading many to wonder whether or not this is a good bargain shopping opportunity to tap into the Latin American powerhouse [see also LatAm-Centric ETFdb Portfolio].  When it comes to Brazil ETFs, the iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (EWZ) easily takes the cake in terms of size and popularity; having launched in mid-2000 with nearly $7 billion in assets under management, investors and active traders alike have embraced this ETF as a means of accessing Brazil’s equity market. Given its [...]

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