Is The iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (EWZ) Too Dangerous To Own?

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From Mike Burnick: There has been a lot of media hype over emerging-market stocks outperforming U.S. stocks this year. And rightly so. The fact is, emerging market stocks as a whole are outperforming U.S. stocks by more than 2.5 times.
NYSE:EWZ May 24, 2017 10:41am

Inside The Great Brazilian Stock Market Crash Of 2017 (EWZ)

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From Taki Tsaklanos: The Brazilian stock market rallied strongly between January last year and May 2017. In less than 18 months, the Brazilian stock market ETF EWZ more than doubled. This week, however, the Brazilian stock market index crashed 17 percent, making it a very significant pullback in 2017.
NYSE:EWZ May 19, 2017 6:12am

iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (EWZ) Crashes 15% On Political Scandal

We thought today’s market headlines would be dominated by “Trump/Comey,” but we were wrong.
NYSE:EWZ May 18, 2017 11:18am

EWZ Technical Breakdown Could Ripple Through Emerging And U.S. Markets

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From Chris Kimble: Below looks at the iShares MSCI Brazil Index ETF (EWZ) over the last decade. The rally over the past year has it facing a critical level, from a Power of the Pattern perspective.

Brazil’s Lower Interest Rates Could Finally Be Here To Stay

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From PIMCO: Brazil is often known for soccer, samba and pristine beaches. Among investors, something else also stands out about Brazil: double-digit interest rates that are significantly higher than its peers’ (see chart). That may soon change.
NYSE:EWZ May 10, 2017 7:21am

Brazilian ETFs In Focus Amid Increasingly Bullish Options Bets

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Emerging Markets have taken a nice leg-up in recent sessions with EEM (iShares MSCI Emerging Markets, Expense Ratio 0.72%) for instance eclipsing $40 in the past two sessions and following through strongly this morning in early trading.
NYSE:EWZ May 2, 2017 12:21pm

The Historic Rally Continues For Brazilian ETFs

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From Zacks: Brazilian stocks and ETFs have been a tear with large-cap Brazil fund iShares MSCI Brazil Capped (EWZ) adding over 100% in the last one year (as of February 14, 2017) and advancing about 17% so far this year.
NYSE:EWZ February 20, 2017 7:23am

Bullish Options Activity Underscores This Brazil ETF’s Big Bull Run

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We have seen some interesting upside call action as of late in the largest Brazil Equity oriented fund, the tenured EWZ (iShares MSCI Brazil Capped, Expense Ratio 0.62%, $4.2 billion in AUM).
NYSE:EWZ January 12, 2017 12:16pm

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

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