|Bid||23.18 x 1100|
|Ask||24.90 x 1800|
|Day's Range||23.15 - 23.22|
|52 Week Range||16.40 - 25.78|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||N/A|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.74|
|Expense Ratio (net)||0.60%|
Political and economic factors continue to weigh on Brazil as the country continues to forge on after undergoing an overhaul in its leadership. Last year, with the election of the polarizing Jair Bolsonaro, the message Brazilian voters communicated to the world was anti-establishment is in and traditional politics is out. "A big bounce in Brazil’s yearly industrial production growth (up 7.1% in May) masked yet another broad-based sequential decline (18 out of 26 industrial sectors)," wrote Natalia Gurushina, an economist for Emerging Markets Fixed Income at VanEck.
A cornerstone of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro's campaign was reforming the country's pension system. It was those expectations, among others, that lifted the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ) and the VanEck Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF (BRF) following Bolsonaro's elections. Much of the optimism surrounding EWZ and Brazilian stocks earlier this was attributable to Bolsonaro’s plan to reform Brazil’s pension system.
When it comes to investing in Brazil, Latin America’s largest economy, many U.S. investors opt for the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (NYSEArca: EWZ), but the country has some compelling small-cap opportunities. ...
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The election of the polarizing Jair Bolsonaro was the message Brazilian voters communicated to the world that anti-establishment was in and traditional politics was out. Brazilian voters went to the polls last Sunday and the far-right candidate Bolsonaro emerged as the victor, racking up 55% of the votes to win the presidency of the largest country in Latin America after beating out leftist Fernando Haddad. Bolsonaro's runoff-election victory came after the first round saw him take the early lead with a better-than-expected 46.7% of the votes, while Fernando Haddad came in second with 28.5%. Bolsonaro is inheriting a bevy of problems he must address during the course of his presidency and the faith of Brazil's populace will hinge upon his success. Of course, Bolsonario's biggest task is to help extract the country from its current economic doldrums, but his election is perceived by market experts as one that leans toward the benefit of the country's capital markets.
Pro-markets populist Jair Bolsonaro decidedly won Brazil's presidential election, potentially signaling a new era for Latin America's largest economy and its financial markets. For the 90 days ending Oct. 30 – a period including a time in which Bolsonaro ascended in the polls, commanded the largest percentage in the election's first round and ultimately won the presidency – the iShares MSCI Brazil ETF ( EWZ) and the VanEck Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF ( BRF) rose 12.20% and 6.80%, respectively. The MSCI Emerging Markets Index plunged nearly 13% over the same period.
Brazilians head back to the polls for an Oct. 28, 2018, second-round election runoff, where it's likely that they will vote in far-right populist Jair Bolsonaro as their next president. Despite the bravado, Bolsonaro has a significant task ahead of him, if elected. Brazil's gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of a country's economic growth, grew just 1% year over year as of August 2018 – analysts had expected an increase of 1.1%.
Brazil ETFs surge after the victory of investor-preferred far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro in the recently contested first round of election.
Brazil has been attracting investor attention for several years. It is an emerging market economy, and as a BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India and China) country it has been producing stellar results for investors who are willing to take on some additional risks.