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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Political Jitters Halt Gains in Brazilian Real

    The Brazilian real exhibited a gain against the US dollar on October 6, 2015, on an advancement in crude and commodity prices globally.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Mexicos CPI Inflation
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Banco de Mexico Follow the Fed in Raising Rates in 2016?

    Since the rate hike by the Fed in December 2015, Banco de Mexico has raised rates three times totaling 125 basis points.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Latin May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazilian Real Drops as Political Risk Returns

    Among the Latin-America–focused ETFs, the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ) fell 2.5% on May 23, which was in sync with the fall in the real.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Can Chinese Copper Demand Support Freeport-McMoRan in 4Q16?

    The impact of moderating copper demand is visible in China’s copper imports. China’s refined copper imports have now fallen month-over-month for five consecutive months.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Southern Copper’s Financial Performance: Key Investor Takeaways

    Southern Copper’s financial performance has weakened over the last couple of years. Its falling revenues are largely attributable to copper price volatility.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    World Refined Copper Production Rose 5% in 1Q15

    Refined copper production in China rose 9% YoY until March. China was the biggest contributor to the surge in refined copper production.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///US Mexico trade balance
    Financials

    How a Donald Trump Presidency Could Impact Mexico

    Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 US presidential election isn’t good news for Mexico’s economy. Trump’s protectionist intentions could hamper the Mexican economy.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///BRL Oct
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazilian Real Appreciated as Central Bank Maintained Current Rates

    The Brazilian real appreciated against the US dollar on October 21, 2015, after following a negative trajectory for two subsequent sessions.

    By David Meyer
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    Basic Materials

    Why Copper Bears Shouldn’t Lose Heart

    While copper bears have been overshadowed by the bulls this month, they might like their chances in 4Q17.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///Mexico Unemployment
    Financials

    Unemployment in Mexico holds steady, finally some good news

    May unemployment figures were marginally stable compared to April Unemployment is a key indicator of economic health. It’s a lagging indicator, and that means it’s better at confirming trends, especially downward trends, since unemployment rises faster than it falls. Unemployment holds steady, in line with PMI employment indicator The June PMI showed a continued slowdown […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazil’s Growth Story: Why Will It Accelerate?

    Brazil (EWZ) (BRZU) is a favorite emerging market (EEM) (VWO) (EDC) for Mark Mobius. According to Mobius, there are tremendous opportunities in Brazil.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Argentine Peso Tanks as Government Fulfils the Promise of Freefloat

    The US dollar and Argentinian peso currency pair, which is inversely related to the Argentinian peso, rose by 35.6% on December 17, 2015.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Brazil Confidence Index Seasonally Adjusted
    Financials

    Why Brazilian consumers are becoming pessimistic

    Consumer expectations surveys are helpful for analysts Consumer expectations drive the trade-off consumers make between spending and saving. Both saving and spending are important for economic growth. More spending means there’s more demand for products, so businesses increase revenues and profits. More saving, though, means banks have more capital to lend out to businesses to […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Finding Investment Avenues in Emerging Markets

    In the current situation, when the question arises about investment in emerging markets (EEM) (EDC), investors tend to think about the Chinese economy.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    The Financial Markets in Latin America: An Overview

    The Dow Jones Latin America Financials Index (DWLAFN) has plunged 20.03% year-to-date. This poor performance is largely due to Brazilian Financials.

    By Rebecca Keats
  • uploads///Portfolio Composition of LatAm focused Mutual Funds
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mark Mobius Is Investing in Brazil: Should You?

    In an interview with Bloomberg Markets Middle East, Mark Mobius stated that he is continuing to put money into Brazil.

    By David Ashworth
  • uploads///Slight Fall in Business Confidence in Chile in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Chile’s Mining Strike Means for a Highly Privatized Economy

    Chile had been known as the best-managed economy in Latin America—until recently.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///GDP Growth Likely to be Postive in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why IMF Slashed Brazil’s Economic Growth Outlook in 2017

    Economic activity in Brazil (EWZ) has been slow as it tries to emerge from its deep recession in 2016. But consumer and business confidence is improving.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexico Global Economic Indicator
    Financials

    Mexican economic recovery dragged down by industry and agriculture

    Despite signs of recovery within the services sector, the agricultural and industrial sectors are dragging down economic growth. The global economic indicator, as published by the Mexican Institute for Statistics and Geography, registered the third mild growth of the year in March. Despite its lagging nature, the indicator offers insight into how each of the […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
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    Fund Managers

    How Low Interest Rates Have Hurt Venezuela, Puerto Rico, and Brazil

    Low global interest rates have been catastrophic for Brazil. Growth is stagnant while inflation continues to soar.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///Mexican Manufacturing Sector
    Financials

    Mexican manufacturing employment up, but wages suffer from inflation

    The employment figures for March’s manufacturing indicators showed increases in employment, but real wages dropped significantly. The manufacturing sector in Mexico plays an important role in the economy, and while it accounts for approximately a fifth of GDP, its sensitivity to consumer demand makes it a good gauge of the overall health of the country. […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
  • uploads///Colombian Auto Trade in Last  Years
    Consumer

    Will Trade Deal with Mercosur Bloc Boost Colombia’s Auto Sector?

    Colombia (GXG) signed a deal with the Mercosur trade bloc on July 21, 2017, to allow the import of limited quantities of certain products without a tariff in the Colombian market.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexcios economic growth steady for Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Economic Activity in Mexico Steady despite Trade Fears?

    The Mexican economy expanded 0.6% in 1Q17, beating market expectations. Exports and private spending have continued to support growth in Mexico this year.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    Investor Sentiment Favors Peru, Chile, and Brazil

    Investor sentiment with respect to Latin American economies has definitely been changing since the beginning of the year.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///part  copper
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Do Lower Chinese Copper Imports Concern Freeport?

    In October, China imported 290,000 metric tons of unwrought copper and copper products—a yearly fall of more than 31%. Imports have fallen for seven months.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///IBM geographic revenue
    Earnings Report

    Did Any Geography Report Revenue Growth in IBM’s Fiscal 1Q16?

    Latin America, especially Brazil, weighed heavily on IBM’s fiscal 1Q16 results. The Americas and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) failed to report any growth in fiscal 1Q16.

    By Anne Shields
  • uploads///HSBC Mexican Manufacturing PMI
    Financials

    Mexico’s manufacturing sector flat during May: bottom reached or further downside?

    The May PMI survey for Mexico showed growth at the same rate as in May, possibly implying the bottom has been reached or instead that further pains are ahead. The Purchasing Managers Index is a survey that measures the sentiment regarding several elements across the logistics supply chain. It measures growth on items such as […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
  • uploads///Returns and Holdings of Latin America Focused MFs
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Mohamed El-Erian Believes in Brazil, Just Not Now

    In an email interview with Bloomberg, Mohamed El-Erian said, “Brazil has an enormous potential, absolutely enormous. What is missing is the political context that enables sustained policy implementation.

    By David Ashworth
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    Basic Materials

    China’s June Copper Imports: Are Slowdown Talks a Sham?

    China isn’t self-sufficient when it comes to raw materials. When it comes to copper imports, it’s the largest importer of copper ores, anodes, and refined copper.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///Argentinas GDP Growth Expands in Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Macri’s Efforts Boost Argentina’s Growth in 1Q17?

    Argentina’s economy expanded in 1Q17 after consecutive contractions over the last three quarters.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///part  copper
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Sluggish Chinese Copper Imports Spell Trouble for Freeport

    China isn’t self-sufficient when it comes to its copper needs. While copper mining is concentrated in Latin America, more than half of the world’s copper is consumed in Asia.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Latin American Markets Trade Positively: How Did It Impact ETFs?

    Critical Latin American indexes were trading on a positive note on February 29, 2016.

    By David Meyer
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    HSBC Might Cut Jobs after CEO’s Exit

    After CEO John Flint’s exit, HSBC might cut thousands of jobs—mainly seniors executives. Noel Quinn will serve as an interim CEO.

    By Rabindra Samanta
  • 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
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    Earnings Report

    Analyzing Duke Energy’s Expected 3Q16 Earnings and Its Drivers

    Duke Energy (DUK) is the second-largest utility by market capitalization. It will report its 3Q16 financial results on November 4, 2016.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
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    Miscellaneous

    Outlook Projections: IMF Cuts Global Growth Forecasts

    The IMF cut its global economic growth forecasts, according to the latest IMF World Economic Output Update dated July 19. The cut in forecasts was expected.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Venezuela Market Skyrocketing with Rising Inflation
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Venezuela’s Social Crisis Is Threatening Growth

    The social and economic crisis in Venezuela has resulted in food and medicine shortages, a crippled economy, record high inflation, and falling oil prices.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Argentinas Trade Balance Narrows in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Surge in Imports Increases Argentina’s Trade Deficit in May 2017

    Argentina (ARGT) posted a higher trade deficit for May 2017 at $642 million, mainly due to increasing imports as compared to its exports.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///HSBC Mexican Manufacturing PMI
    Financials

    Why Mexico’s economic slide continues and a recovery isn’t happening (Part 1)

    The survey is at its lowest point since it started slightly over two years ago The Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) measures several items along the manufacturing supply chain, including new orders, production, inventory levels, prices, and employment. The PMI serves as a leading indicator of the economy’s near-term performance, so economists and financial analysts closely […]

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Colombian Stocks Are Surging in 2017

    As the third-largest economy in Latin America, Colombia is expected to recover from its subdued growth of ~2% in 2016—its lowest figure since 2009.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Basic Materials

    Chinese Copper Imports: Can Freeport’s Good Run Continue?

    Previously in this series, we’ve looked at China’s July steel and aluminum exports. In this final part of the series, we’ll look at Chinese copper imports.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • 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///part  copper
    Basic Materials

    Analyzing China’s January Copper Imports

    Last month, China imported 443,000 metric tons of unwrought copper and copper product. China imported 450,000 metric tons in December 2017.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    An Introduction to Brazil’s Largest Banks, Latin America’s Biggest

    Since the ’80s and ’90s, Latin American banks have stabilized. Today, the largest banks in Latin America are concentrated in two countries: Brazil and Mexico.

    By Rebecca Keats
  • uploads///SAP geography
    Earnings Report

    Latin America and License Sales Weighed on SAP’s 1Q16 Results

    SAP stated that the lack of political and economic stability in Latin America (ILF) contributed to its “slower than anticipated” performance in fiscal 1Q16.

    By Anne Shields
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Does Latin America’s Weak Infrastructure Present an Opportunity?

    Latin America’s underdeveloped infrastructure places it at a disadvantage compared to other emerging markets. Brazil is ranked 104th in a World Economic Forum report.

    By BlackRock
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Chinese Refined Copper Imports Are Flat in August

    In the first eight months of 2015, China’s refined copper imports are down 6.7% compared to the corresponding period last year.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///COP Sep
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Colombian Peso Gains on Macro Data Releases

    The Colombian peso rose by 1.96% against the US dollar on September 16, 2015, as retail sales and industrial production levels exceeded forecasts for July.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///Latin May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazilian Markets Get Ready for Impeachment Vote

    The Brazilian BM&F Bovespa SA and the Mexican IPC index fell 0.07% and 0.26%, respectively.

    By David Meyer
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    Earnings Report

    Duke Energy Seems Attractive despite Ordinary Price Targets

    Of the 23 analysts tracking Duke Energy, five analysts have given it a “buy” recommendation, and 18 analysts have given it a “hold” recommendation.

    By Vineet Kulkarni
  • uploads///Brazilian Inflation Drivers
    Financials

    Brazilian IGP-M Inflation Index points to moderate inflation

    The April reading of the IGP-M Index in Brazil showed that consumer prices were relatively stable through mid-April. Recall that in mid-April the central bank in Brazil decided to raise interest rates 25bps to 7.5% to avoid inflation to go higher. Many analysts felt the hike was not aggressive enough and it would fail to […]

    By Dale A. Norton
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    Miscellaneous

    How Were China’s Copper Imports in January?

    Looking at copper import data, Chinese copper demand is not as weak as many are expecting.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///Latin Mar
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Could Latin American Markets Extend Gains as Commodities Rallied?

    Critical Latin American indexes were trading on a positive note March 1. The Brazilian index, the BM&F BOVESPA, rose 2.0%.

    By David Meyer
  • uploads///GDP Growth Rates in Major Latin American Economies
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Latin America Is at a Crossroads

    Latin America is at a crossroads. While some economies are faring reasonably well, others are struggling to recover from slower growth since 2013.

    By BlackRock
  • uploads///china copper imports
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    China’s Copper Imports Dip in May Month-over-Month

    China is the largest importer of copper ore, anodes, and refined copper. Chile, on the other hand, is the biggest exporter of these products.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Financials

    Mexico’s unemployment worsened in March

    After a strong decline in February, Mexico’s unemployment climbed back up just above 5%. Unemployment is a lagging indicator.

    By Emerging Markets Analyst
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    Financials

    Peru’s GDP expectations increase across the board

    The latest survey by the Peruvian Central Bank showed that GDP growth expectations were up in January, which is a positive development after many investors thought Peru was losing steam.

    By Dale A. Norton, ME
  • uploads///Mexicos Unemployment
    Financials

    Mexico’s unemployment is not showing signs of recovery

    While it may not come as a surprise, the worsening unemployment means the economy is not improving Unemployment is a key indicator of economic health. It is a lagging indicator, and that means it is better at confirming trends, especially downward trends, since unemployment rises faster than it falls. After the tease drop in February, […]

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

    Brazil PMI continues slide down

    Growth in manufacturing slows to six-month low and may continue to do so Of most large emerging markets, Brazil seems to be the most promising one when compared against the BRICS and Mexico given lower valuations and less severely depressed macroeconomics. The PMI is a good predictor of short to medium-term performance and offers a lot of insight […]

    By Dale A. Norton
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    Company & Industry Overviews

    World’s Largest Hedge Fund Is Bullish on Emerging Markets

    Hedge funds assets invested in emerging markets rose by $4.7 billion in the second quarter to end 2Q16 at a total of $189.8 billion.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///Chile valuations
    Financials

    How Chile’s Stock Market Continues to Find Support

    Chile (ECH) continues to be the lowest-risk country in Latin America (ILF). It’s one of the best-evaluated economies in its region.

    By Surbhi Jain
  • uploads///mexican peso
    Financials

    Trump’s Win Sends the Mexican Peso Reeling

    Donald Trump’s win in the 2016 US presidential election wasn’t good news for Mexico (EWW). The Mexican peso fell more than 10% on November 9, 2016.

    By Surbhi Jain
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    Basic Materials

    Analysts Weigh in on Antofagasta amid Lower Copper Prices

    Antofagasta (ANTO) has received “strong buy” ratings from seven analysts, while five have given it “buy” ratings or some equivalent.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Basic Materials

    Southern Copper Stock Lost Favor with Analysts

    Southern Copper carries a mean consensus target price of $46.8, which represents a potential downside of 8.5% over its closing price on June 11.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///Brazils Manufacturing PMI in September
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Insights into Brazil’s Manufacturing PMI in September 2017

    The final Markit Brazil Manufacturing PMI (Purchasing Managers’ Index) stood at 50.9 in September 2017. It remained unchanged compared to August 2017.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Are Hedge Funds Still Betting on Brazil after Bumpy Growth?

    The Brazilian economy (EWZ) (BRZU) has faced a series of problems such as lower economic growth, higher inflation, political uncertainty, and higher unemployment.

    By Sarah Sands
  • uploads///Brazils Manufacturing PMI in August
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Brazil’s Manufacturing Activity Improve in August?

    According to a report by Markit Economics, the final Brazil manufacturing PMI (purchasing managers’ index) rose to 50.9 in August 2017 as compared to 50 in July.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Basic Materials

    China’s Copper Imports: Did Data Spoil Freeport’s Party?

    China imported 390,000 metric tons of unwrought copper and copper products in August 2017—compared to 350,000 metric tons in August 2016.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///Inflation in Colombia Down in July
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Inflation in Colombia Continues to Fall in July 2017

    Consumer prices in Colombia (GXG) rose 3.4% on a year-over-year basis in July 2017, lower than the 4.0% rise in June 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Basic Materials

    Analyzing Copper Miners’ 2017 Production Plans

    During its 2Q17 earnings call, Freeport-McMoRan (FCX) lowered its 2017 copper production guidance to 3.7 billion pounds.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
  • uploads///Mexico Manufacturing PMI Surge in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    What Drove the Rise in Mexico’s Manufacturing Activity in June?

    Mexico’s manufacturing activity posted a strong performance after its output, new orders, and employment picked up the pace in June 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Inflation in Mexico Continues to Rise in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Inflation Pose a Huge Concern for Mexico in June 2017?

    Consumer prices in Mexico (EEM) surged 6.31% year-over-year (or YoY) in June 2017, compared to their 6.16% rise YoY in May.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Inflation in Mexico Continues to Rise in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mexican Unemployment Edged Up in June—Is the Rise Temporary?

    Global (ACWI) recovery in 2017 has helped labor market conditions to improve across OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) nations.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexican Economic Activity Expands in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Mexico’s Economic Activity Rebounded in May 2017

    Economic activity in Mexico rose 3.1% year-over-year (or YoY) in May 2017, a rebound from its YoY fall of 0.57% in April 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Business Confidence in Brazil Down in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Brazil’s Business Confidence on a Declining Trend in 2017?

    Political chaos has affected confidence levels in Brazil, which saw its business confidence reach its lowest level in 2017 in June.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Inflation in Brazil Continues to Decline in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazil’s Inflation in June: A Story of Decline

    Consumer prices in Brazil (BRZU) grew by 3% YoY in June 2017, compared with 3.6% in May 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Argentinas Consumer Confidence Slips in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Argentina’s Consumer Confidence Fell in June 2017

    President Mauricio Macri’s austerity measures seem to be impacting Argentina’s consumer confidence, as it saw another fall in June 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Chile Records Small Trade Surplus in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Sluggish Mining Sector and Chile’s Trade Surplus in June

    Chile’s economy is highly dependent on copper mining activities. The recent long strike at BHP Billiton’s Escondida copper mine continues to impact Chile.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Inflation in Peru Continues to Decline in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Peru’s Inflation in 2017 and Slower Economic Activity

    Peru’s economy continues to suffer in 2017 from the damage caused by floods in March 2017 due to the ENSO (El Niño Southern Oscillation).

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Latin American Equities Steady in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Performance of Latin American Equities Steady in June 2017

    Latin American (ILF) equities in June 2017 remained steady amid the political turmoil among its member nations.

    By Mary Sadler
  • 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///Colombias BanRep Continues to Cut Interest rate in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Monetary Easing Support Colombia’s Economic Growth in 2017?

    Colombia, an important Latin American (ILF) economy, is currently facing sluggish growth due to a decline in commodity prices (DBC) and political instability.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Colombias Economic Growth Declines for Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Colombia’s Economic Growth Pick Up in 2Q17?

    1Q17 economic growth in Colombia (ICOL) remained below market expectations.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Inflation in Colombai on Downtrend in
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    How Colombia’s Inflation Is Trending

    Annual consumer inflation in Colombia (GXG) has dropped for 12 consecutive months as of June 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Brazils Manufacturing Declines in June
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Brazil’s Manufacturing Activity Lost Momentum in June 2017

    Brazilian (ILF) manufacturers remain firmly optimistic about the country’s output growth in the next 12 months.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Last One Year Performance of United Continental Holdings
    Fund Managers

    Why Barclays Thinks UAL Earnings Could Improve

    UAL is currently trading at $76. Its 52-week high is $83.04, and its 52-week low is $37.64.

    By Sarah Sands
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Brazil’s Manufacturing Activity Is Improving with Rising Demand

    The Markit Brazil Manufacturing PMI rose to 52 in May 2017 compared to 50.1 in April 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Argentinas Trade Balance Narrows in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Consumer Confidence in Argentina Is Falling in 2017

    Argentina’s (FM) consumer confidence saw a huge drop in June 2017, as Argentinians are highly unsatisfied with the austerity measures President Macri’s government has adopted.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Brazilian Real Declines in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Slumping Commodity Prices Pressure the Brazilian Real in 2Q17

    The Brazilian real dropped ~2% in May 2017 amid the country’s ongoing political instability.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Argentinas Economic Activity Improves in May
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Argentina on the Path to Recovery in 2017?

    The leading economic index in Argentina rose 3.0% in May 2017 compared to 0.70% in April 2017.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Perus Economic Growth Slower in Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Global Mining Leader Peru Is Seeing Slower Growth in 2017

    According to Peru’s Ministry of Economy and Finance, the El Niño–related infrastructure damages were close to $4 billion.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Chiles Economic Growth Declines in Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Did Chile’s Copper Mine Strike Impact Its Economic Growth in 1Q17?

    Chile’s economy grew 0.1% on a year-over-year basis in 1Q17, lower than the 0.5% expansion in 1Q16.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Slower Economic Growth in Q  in Colombia
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Why Colombia’s Economic Growth Slowed in 1Q17

    Colombia’s (ICOL) GDP grew 1.1% year-over-year in 1Q17, lower than its 1.6% expansion in 1Q16.

    By Mary Sadler
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    Miscellaneous

    Your Guide to Copper’s Supply-Side Dynamics

    Copper is famous for its unpredictable supply, and analysts covering copper build a “disruption allowance” into their estimates.

    By Mohit Oberoi, CFA
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    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Is Manufacturing Activity in Brazil on an Uptrend in 2017?

    Buying activity in Brazil has experienced its strongest growth in the last three years, and the rate of job cuts remained at its lowest point over the last couple of years.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Mexicos Economic Activity Advances in Q
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Will Mexico Look Past the US to Improve Economic Activity in 2017?

    Trump’s anti-trade rhetoric has caused Mexican officials to consider working toward reducing the country’s reliance on the US.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Perus Economic Growth Lowered for
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Peru’s Flood and the IMF

    Peru is one of the fastest-growing economies among emerging markets.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Steady rise in Argentinas Merval Index
    Macroeconomic Analysis

    Argentina’s Stock Market Is Soaring: Will It Continue?

    With the new government under the leadership of President Mauricio Macri, Argentina seems to be doing much better.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Brazil Commodity Indexes Steadily On Rise
    Company & Industry Overviews

    Will Rising Commodity Prices Help Brazil Recover?

    Brazil (EWZ) is expected to see a reversal of the downward trend in its economic growth in 2017, mostly with the help of rising commodity prices and improvements in exports.

    By Mary Sadler
  • uploads///Movement in Brazil and Mexico ETFs in MTD November
    Miscellaneous

    This Is How the Trump Victory Could Affect Brazil and Mexico

    After the election of Donald Trump, the iShares MSCI Brazil Capped ETF (EWZ) slipped.

    By David Ashworth
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