Fluig, thanks for that piece of wisdom. I do read the nbg board often and picked up a small piece of it at 1.37.... In brazil I have a medium piece of GFA and a small piece of BSBR (I should have done it the other way around). All analysts seem to like BSBR and some like it a lot. The parent STD finally overtook it in pps.
I have added at 9.23 and 9.38 a little while back. Some on this board with a better grasp of Braz econ than me suggest that one of the under pinnings of braz econ is commodities and so it is somewhat vunerable to world situations. Sounds about right to me (something to consider). my confidence in GFA is that it has good fundamentals in an economy that will rise quickly (busting at the seams) as (hopefully) world situations resolve to some degree. JMO I always appreciate other viewpoints/insights as investing is a lot like nailing jello to a tree.