Brazil has the largest economy in the South America and the world's seventh largest by the nominal GDP. The country is rich in natural resources. The country’s oil independence reduces risk associated with the increase in energy prices. The most important areas of the Brazilian economy are: agriculture, mining, manufacturing and service sector. In addition, Brazil is the second largest world producer of iron-ore. Brazil is one of the world's fastest growing countries and it is a member of a group of four emerging economies called BRIC. Exchange Traded Funds are one of the easiest and safest ways to invest in Brazil. There are Many Exchange Traded Funds which focus on Brazil. Such ETFs may invest in Brazilian stocks, either through local stock exchanges or with American and global depositary receipts on European and U.S. stock exchanges. Brazil's ETFs are passively managed and track underlying index. Number of the Brazilian ETFs should increase as the Brazilian economy is opening up to new foreign investments. The risks and rewards of investing in Brazil are high. Brazil attracts many investors due to high interest rates. Nevertheless, due to the political instability and export-dependence Brazil is riskier than many other developed markets. Brazilian Exchange-Traded Funds may focus on the variety of sectors (such as financials or infrastructure) and many different market capitalizations.
Blend, Brazil ETF is in the medium-term up 19% above S&P in 3 months and up 38% in 7 months. In the long-term up 74% in 5 years.
Consumer, Brazil ETF is in the long-term up 104% in 5 years.
Equity, Brazil ETFs on average are in the long-term up 65% in 5 years.
Infrastructure, Brazil ETF is in the long-term down -67% below S&P in 7 years.
Mid-cap, Brazil ETF is in the long-term up 73% in 5 years.
Small-cap, Brazil ETFs on average are in the medium-term up 44% above S&P in 6 months.
|Symbol||Company Name||Price||Change||Total net assets||Total expense ratio|
|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%|
|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%|