ETFs, Mutual Funds Betting On Brazil

November 12, 2012


Long-term equity investors probably ought to keep Brazil on their radar in 2013, and ETFs may be the best way to gain exposure to the economy, which has great long-term potential even though returns have flagged this year, according to a blog post on the Wall Street Journal.

While the Bovespa—the county’s equities benchmark—has been one of the world’s worst performers in 2012, analysts are projecting a 4 percent economic growth in Brazil in 2013 as the middle class expands and more focus is placed on infrastructure in preparation for the 2016 Summer Olympics, writes the WSJ.

The EGShares Emerging Markets Consumer ETF (NYSEArca: ECON) was highlighted in the article as a way to play on growing consumer spending.

For more direct access, you may want to consider the iShares MSCI Brazil Index (NYSEArca: EWZ), Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: BRF) or the First Trust Brazil AlphaDex Fund (NYSEArca: FBZ), the blog said.

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