IMF Says Brazil Needs Major Reforms Now, or Recession Will Continue

Image of Brazil flag flyingThe International Monetary Fund sent out a warning to Brazilian lawmakers yesterday, urging the new regime to make the difficult policy decisions needed to rescue the country from its deep recession.
NYSE:EWZ September 30, 2016 9:54am

Analysts Boost Brazil’s Economic Outlook Following Rousseff’s Impeachment

The iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (NYSE:EWZ) is one of the best-performing country ETFs of 2016, and analysts added some more bullish sentiment today with an optimistic outlook on Brazil's economy.
NYSE:EWZ September 5, 2016 10:29am

Goldman Sachs: Brazil’s Economic Depression Could Take 5+ Years to Correct

Image of Brazil flag flyingBrazil's stock market has surged this year, despite spiking unemployment and a several-year-long economic depression. A Goldman Sachs analyst now notes there's no real improvement in sight.
NYSE:EWZ September 1, 2016 7:20am

Investors Are Hedging Their Bets on This Brazil ETF

The iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (NYSE:EWZ) is seeing some unusual options activity lately, with many investors seemingly using options to hedge against a potential price pullback.
NYSE:EWZ August 23, 2016 1:47pm

BlackRock Sees Enormous Risk in Brazil Indexes Right Now

Image of Brazil flag flyingFrom Heidi Richardson: With the Olympic Games underway, many eyes are on Rio. Coincidentally, investors this year are similarly directing more attention to Brazil, although it is developments in the capitol, Brasilia, that are likely of greater importance.
NYSE:EWZ August 10, 2016 1:33pm

Brazil’s Stock Market Has Gone Up for 8 Weeks Straight

brazil-flagDriven by this year's recovery in commodity prices and speculation regarding the Olympics' potential impact, Brazil's major stock index once again closed this week in positive territory.
NYSE:EWZ August 5, 2016 12:39pm

Brazil’s Massive Stock Rally Will Probably End Soon

brazilTom Lydon of ETF Trends takes an interesting look at why Brazil's markets are unlikely to benefit from hosting the olympics, despite what conventional wisdom would dictate.
NYSE:EWZ August 4, 2016 8:08am

What Can We Learn From Economically-Sensitive ETFs?

etfsChris Ciovacco:  We can learn a lot from the chart below, which shows the performance of economically-sensitive stocks relative to the S&P 500. After the S&P 500 bottomed on February 11, cyclicals (XLY) took the lead off the low as economic confidence started to improve.
NYSE:EWZ April 4, 2016 4:24pm

Global Crisis: Goldman Sachs Says That Brazil Has Plunged Into ‘An Outright Depression’

brazilian-mapOne of the most important banks in the western world says that the 7th largest economy on the entire planet has entered a full-blown economic depression. 
NYSE:BRF December 2, 2015 3:55pm

Brazil Stocks Still Offer Value Despite Country’s Woes

brazilian-mapTony Daltorio:  On Sept. 9, Standard & Poor’s downgraded its credit rating on Brazil to junk (BB+) with a negative outlook. Gone is Brazil’s much-prized investment grade rating (BBB-) . . . washed away by scandal.
NYSE:EWZ September 24, 2015 1:25pm

The News Is Always Worst At The Bottom

etfsDavid Fabian:  There is an old saying on Wall Street that I will paraphrase as: the news is always best at the top and worst at the bottom. That is because good news drives buyers in and bad news generally causes widespread selling and/or panic as sentiment reaches extremes.
NYSE:EEM September 10, 2015 4:16pm

The South American Financial Crisis Of 2015

south americaMost nations in South America are either already experiencing an economic recession or are right on the verge of one. 
NYSE:EEM July 30, 2015 12:06am

Ingredients Missing For A Turnaround In Brazil [iShares MSCI Brazil Index (ETF)]

brazilBrazil has struggled in the past years, bogged down by unfavorable economic conditions including a collapse in growth. A recovery would hinge upon some much needed structural reforms.
NYSE:EWZ March 16, 2015 1:10pm

Brazil’s Economy Is On The Verge Of Total Collapse [iShares MSCI Brazil Index (ETF), Market Vectors Brazil Small Cap ETF]

brazilian-mapTyler Durden:  Back when the BRICs were the source of marginal global growth, the punditry couldn't stop praising them. However, in the past year, now that China's housing bubble has burst and its shadow banking system has imploded, those who
NYSE:BRF January 30, 2015 3:58pm

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