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    Financials

    Dump the MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) for a hedged option, avoid the FX risk (Part 2)

    Continued from Part 1 The Brazilian real has depreciated over 10% since mid-May, and will likely just get worse The U.S. dollar is likely to strengthen into Q3 2013 for several reasons. The first reason is that the tapering consensus is that the Federal Reserve will start ramping down its bond buying program around September. This will […]

    By Dale A. Norton
  • uploads///Brazilian Equity Market
    Financials

    Why Brazil’s equity market keeps dropping (Part 1)

    Several negative factors have come combined to cause a steep drop in the equities market Over the past month, the main Brazilian ETF, EWZ, has dropped 20% in value. Below is a recap of the negative chain of events that led to this fall and how likely the market will recover. Social unrest: Why Brazil’s equity market […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
  • uploads///HSBC Brazil Service PMI
    Financials

    Why the services sector in Brazil continues to expand, but slowly

    The Business Activity index (the key index for the Services PMI) remained unchanged, at 51.0. While Transport and Storage reported the fastest growth, the expansion was evenly mediocre across most of the sectors surveyed.

    By Dale A. Norton
  • Financials

    Why has Brazil’s growth slowed in recent years?

    Brazil, a $2.5 trillion economy, is the seventh largest economy in the world. Brazil exports commodities such as iron ore, cotton, and coffee.

    By Mike Sonnenberg
  • uploads///Brazilian Unemployment
    Financials

    Brazil unemployment steadily decreasing

    Unemployment may be a lagging indicator, but Brazil’s steady unemployment downtrend is greatly reassuring that the economy has a solid base. Unemployment is a basic indicator of the economic performance of an economy. A low is a basic requirement for a country to achieve its economic growth potential. In the case of Brazil, unemployment has […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
  • uploads///Brazil Consumer Confidence and Sub Indices
    Financials

    Brazil consumer confidence levels off after sustained decline

    Consumer confidence in Brazil seems to have leveled off after several months of decline, showing that the current situation has improved. The consumer confidence index, published by the IBRE in Brazil, posted a minimal decline of 0.4%. The value comes after six months of consecutive declines and a flat reading last month. The index is […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
  • uploads///EWZ vs DBBR
    Financials

    Dump the MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) for a hedged option, avoid the FX risk (Part 1)

    The Brazilian real has depreciated over 10% since mid-May, and will likely just get worse Over the past three months, the MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) has fallen 16%. The index is a dollar denominated index of the Brazilian equities market, so it’s subject to foreign exchange fluctuation. During the past three months, the Brazilian real […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
  • uploads///Inflation in Brazil Continues to Decline in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Political Tensions in Brazil: Former President Lula’s Conviction

    On July 13, 2017, Brazil’s former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was sentenced to ten years in prison for graft.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Brazils Business Confidence Slumps in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Political Unrest Impacts Brazil’s Business Confidence in June 2017

    The Industrial Entrepreneur Confidence Index in Brazil (FBZ) dropped to 51.9 in June 2017 compared to 53.7 in May 2017, reaching its lowest level since January 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Brazil Adds New Jobs in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Brazil’s Job Growth in May 2017 Could Indicate for the Year

    The Brazilian (BRZU) economy added ~34,250 jobs in May 2017, making it the second consecutive month of job creation in 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///FDI Increases in Brazil
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Rising FDI in Brazil Help 2017 Market Performance?

    FDI (foreign direct investments) in Brazil picked up in the second half of 2016 in spite of a slow economy, impeachment of the president, political crises, and corruption scandals.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads/// EM Inflation Rate
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Opportunities Abound in Other Emerging Markets

    Brazil’s (BRF) new government is eager to implement structural reforms to strengthen fiscal responsibility, and the central bank is likely to follow suit.

    By VanEck
  • uploads/// SA Rand
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Headwinds Are Affecting Many Emerging Markets

    Strong investor interest in emerging market debt (EMLC) (HYEM) has continued despite adverse political and economic issues in some countries.

    By VanEck
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