Apr. 4, 2014, 12:50 PM
- With the Nasdaq and Russell 2000 each off 2% and the S&P 500 down 0.6%, what's working today? Emerging markets (EEM +0.7%), particularly Latin America (ILF +2.2%), particularly Brazil, where the weight of a year-long rate hike cycle looks to be coming to a close just as monetary tightening gets underway in the States.
- Up 2.6% today, the iShares MSCI Brazil Index (EWZ) is ahead more than 20% since the start of February.
- Brazil's banks: Banco Bradesco (BBD +2.8%), Banco Santander Brasil (BSBR +2.9%), Itau Unibanco (ITUB +2%).
- Brazil ETFs: EWZ, BRF, BRXX, EWZS, BRAQ, BRAZ, BZQ, BRZU, BRAF, UBR, BRZS, DBBR, FBZ
- LatAm ETFs: AND, ILF, LBJ, GML, LATM, EEML, FLN
May 31, 2012, 12:59 PMMore on the fund manager survey: Money flowing out of Brazil is moving elsewhere in Latin America as fund managers are overweight Chile, Mexico, and Colombia. Also popular are Taiwan and India. Countries underweight: China, Thailand, Russia South Korea, and Turkey. | May 31, 2012, 12:59 PM
Apr. 17, 2012, 2:53 AMIf China grows "only" 7.5% this year, Latin America will likely feel the pain, as China has become one of the largest trading partners for many Lat.Am. countries and has helped open Asia as an export market. In Brazil, exports to China have increased more than forty fold since 2000, growth that is likely unsustainable as China slows. | Apr. 17, 2012, 2:53 AM
Dec. 20, 2011, 10:10 AM
As the Mercosur summit opens in Montevideo, higher tariffs on a slew of products look to be on the way as South America contends with a flood of cheap Asian imports. Argentina and Brazil have already agreed to a considerable boost in the average 14% rate, with just some back-room haggling left to bring other countries on board.| Dec. 20, 2011, 10:10 AM
Aug. 29, 2011, 4:07 PMS&P launches a new stock index that includes companies from Chile, Peru and Colombia. The S&P Mila 40 Index covers the largest and most liquid stocks traded in the Andean nations. | Aug. 29, 2011, 4:07 PM
Jul. 6, 2011, 11:51 AM
Colombia moves its first international paper since becoming an investment grade credit, selling $2B in 10 year notes to yield 130 bps over Treasuries, and about 35 bps more than Brazil and Mexico pay. Rich in oil and minerals, the country is enjoying the fruits of the global resources boom. GXG +24% Y/Y.| Jul. 6, 2011, 11:51 AM | 1 Comment
May 31, 2011, 5:20 PM
May 12, 2011, 4:54 PM
"In good times, everybody looks very handsome" says Nicolas Eyzaguirre of the IMF (formerly Chilean Fin Min), issuing a stern warning to Latin American countries to prepare for an inevitable economic shock. "We are much more prone to overspend in good times than other parts of the world."| May 12, 2011, 4:54 PM | 3 Comments
Mar. 18, 2011, 9:00 AM
Premarket gainers: CRA +29%. CTIC +10%. GPL +5%. RCL +5%. CIGX +5%. EXK +5%. VE +5%. SI +4%. URRE +4%. CCJ +4%. NGG +4%. DNN +4%. NOK +4%. SLW +3%. HL +3%. DAL +3%. UN +3%. TOT +3%. AMR +3%. FTK +3%. UAL +3%. US +3%. CSCO +3%.| Mar. 18, 2011, 9:00 AM | 1 Comment
Losers: AFFY -8%. NKE -7%. PLX -4%. PPO -4%. CPGI -3%. TM -3%. HTS -3%. OAS -3%.
Feb. 10, 2011, 10:02 AMThe Colombian government's welcoming policy on oil and mining exploration is drawing the interest of Carlos Slim. "They don't want to have Treasuries ... the dollar is weak and there’s no interest," says Slim, explaining why Colombian politicians would rather invest reserves in commodities. GXG -1.0%. AND -0.8%. | Feb. 10, 2011, 10:02 AM | 4 Comments
Oct. 29, 2009, 2:21 PM
Lloyds (LYG) confirms (.pdf) it's in advanced talks to exit the U.K.'s asset protection program, and says it's confident any terms imposed on it by the European Commission won't be material. The comments buoyed British bank stocks, allaying fears Lloyds would be forced into a massive restructuring similar to that imposed on ING Group (ING) earlier this week. LYG +10.4%. RBS +11.3%. BCS +7.5%.| Oct. 29, 2009, 2:21 PM
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