Popular ETF categories: Equity, Commodity, Bond, Currency.

South America ETFs

The South American Exchange-Traded Funds may focus on a single country, such as Brazil or Argentina, or a group of countries. Although some of the South American markets are developed e.g. Brazil, the economic gap between the rich and the poor in majority of those countries is bigger than on most other continents. Most South American countries have large amounts of natural resources and they are characterized by positive demographics with relatively young population and rising middle class. All of these factors significantly impact the increasing number of investments in this region. The majority of the South American countries are to be counted among the emerging markets. Most of them are commodity exporters, their growth rates are driven by the global economic environment, which is why the South American markets are sensitive to fluctuations on the global markets. 

Strongest Trends Summary: South America ETFs

Equity

Brazil

Blend, Brazil ETF is in the long-term up 77% in 5 years.
Consumer, Brazil ETF is in the long-term up 107% in 5 years.
Infrastructure, Brazil ETF is in the long-term down -68% below S&P in 7 years.
Mid-cap, Brazil ETF is in the long-term up 69% in 5 years.
Small-cap, Brazil ETFs on average are in the medium-term down -16% below S&P in 5 months and up 15% in 1 year. In the long-term up 82% in 5 years.

Other Equity

Argentina ETF is in the long-term down -32% below S&P in 1 year and up 25% in 5 years.
Chile ETF is in the medium-term down -11% in 2 months and down -18% below S&P in 4 months. In the long-term down -24% in 2 years and down -67% below S&P in 13 years.
Peru ETF is in the medium-term up 14% in 6 months. In the long-term up 58% in 5 years.

South America ETFs List

Symbol Company Name Price Change Total net assets Total expense ratio
ARGT Global X Funds 22.58 0.36% 0.75%
BRAF Global X Funds 5.33 0.77%
BRAQ Global X Funds 12.03 2.3% 0.77%
BRAZ Global X Funds 8.81 1.73% 0.69%
BRF Market Vectors Brazil Small Cap ETF 15.58 1.76%
BRXX Emerging Global Shares INDXX Brazil Infr 6.2 0.85%
BRZU Direxion Shares Exchange Traded Fund Trust 28.33 8.92%
BZF WisdomTree Dreyfus ETF BZ Real Fnd 17.09 0.59% 33.41 M 0.45%
BZQ ProShares UltraShort MSCI Brazil Capped 19.47 -5.02% 16.77 M 0.95%
DBBR DBX ETF Trust 10.07 2.03% 0.6%
ECH iShares MSCI Chile Inv. Mt. Idx. Fd 36.2 -1.31% 298.57 M 0.61%
EPU iShares MSCI All Peru Capped Index Fund 32.14 -0.06% 249.98 M 0.61%
EWZ iShares MSCI Brazil Index 32.29 2.7% 4.25 B 0.61%
EWZS iShares MSCI Brazil Small Cap Index ETF 10.74 1.8% 31.53 M 0.61%
FBZ First Trust Exchange Traded AlphaDEX Fund II 13.24 1.14%
UBR ProShares Ultra MSCI Brazil Capped 53.89 5.09% 6.72 M 0.95%