iShares MSCI Chile Capped ETF(ECH)- NYSEARCA
  • Sep. 27, 2011, 8:15 AM

    A surprise rate cut from the Bank of Israel - which noted the global economic slowdown - may auger more easing moves from emerging markets. Brazil and Turkey have also recently surprised with cuts, and other recently tight countries like Chile and China may be next.

    | Sep. 27, 2011, 8:15 AM
  • Aug. 10, 2011, 3:31 PM

    Canadian stocks decouple from the U.S., rising 1% on the strength of commodity prices and less direct exposure to the plight of European banks. Other major indices in the Americas: Mexico +0.1%, Argentina -0.9%, Brazil +1%, Chile +2.4%

    | Aug. 10, 2011, 3:31 PM | 1 Comment
  • Aug. 8, 2011, 2:50 PM
    Brazil's director of monetary policy says the central bank will maintain its policy of keeping dollar reserves, and will "diversify at the margin."  The rout of the U.S. stock market is contagious across the Americas: Brazil -9%, Argentina -8.3%, Chile -7.1%, Mexico -5.1%, Canada -4%.
    | Aug. 8, 2011, 2:50 PM
  • Jul. 8, 2011, 1:53 PM
    Bets swing heavily toward a pause in rate hikes in Chile, as the country reports inflation below forecast and lower than in May. CPI rose 0.2%. "My personal opinion is that we are very close to the end" of a rate-hike cycle, says finmin Felipe Larrain, though the central bank has shrugged off his dovish views before. ETF: ECH -1.4%.
    | Jul. 8, 2011, 1:53 PM | 1 Comment
  • May 25, 2011, 9:29 AM
    Point, counterpoint: Ian Dogan says copper's tremendous post-GFC move combined with high LME stocks continue to make it an attractive short. Going long aluminum may be a good companion trade as it has become an economical alternative to copper.
    | May 25, 2011, 9:29 AM | 1 Comment
  • May 13, 2011, 4:20 PM
    The Chilean peso gives up early gains as a "risk off" day outweighs an unexpected 50 basis point hike in the central bank's benchmark rate. Markets had been expecting a 25 point move. Chilean shares ETF: ECH -0.1%.
    | May 13, 2011, 4:20 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
  • May 2, 2011, 10:42 AM

    Aiming to make up for decades of underinvestment, Chile plans to pour billions into state-owned Codelco's giant Chuquicamata copper mine to crank production higher. Fund manager Walter Hellwig isn't buying it. "(Codelco) exists to provide cash flow to the government...  all too frequently, that is at the expense of the business."

    | May 2, 2011, 10:42 AM
  • Apr. 26, 2011, 3:29 PM
    The peso's rise today takes it above the level at which Chile's central bank last intervened to the tune of $12B weaken its value. Perhaps like other emerging markets, Chile has gone from combating to welcoming a strong currency as a buffer against inflation. ECH +37.5% Y/Y.
    | Apr. 26, 2011, 3:29 PM | 2 Comments
  • Apr. 13, 2011, 8:10 AM
    The SNB of South America? Chile's central bank hikes rates for the 10th time in 11 months, lifting its benchmark 50 basis points to 4.5%. The actions of Chile stand in stark contrast to India and China, which have fallen behind the inflation curve, allowing real rates to turn sharply negative.
    | Apr. 13, 2011, 8:10 AM | 1 Comment
  • Apr. 5, 2011, 1:17 PM
    Chilean GDP growth posts a 7.2% gain in February, beating expectations for a 5.8% boost. Given that the central bank recently upped its 2011 inflation forecast, no one will be shaken from the view that interest rates will be hiked 50 basis points to 4.5% next week. ECH +1.3%.
    | Apr. 5, 2011, 1:17 PM
  • Feb. 18, 2011, 9:14 AM
    As expected, Chile hikes interest rates 25 basis points to 3.5%, trying to counter inflation that is creeping towards, but has not yet surpassed the central bank target rate of 3%. Higher rates and an attempted devaluation have hurt the Chile ETF (ECH), down nearly 12% YTD.
    | Feb. 18, 2011, 9:14 AM
  • Feb. 4, 2011, 12:36 PM

    Heavily dependent on copper, Chile would seem blessed by record prices, however those same prices are putting upward pressure on the peso, hurting exporters across a wide range of industries. The Chile ETF (ECH) is off 16.3% YTD.

    | Feb. 4, 2011, 12:36 PM | 1 Comment
  • Feb. 2, 2011, 8:42 AM

    Fitch upgrades Chile's foreign currency default rating to A+, citing "years of prudent macroeconomic management and an economic model based on competitive markets." Not mentioned, but certainly not hurting, is copper (JJC) sitting at an all-time high. Chile ETF: ECH.

    | Feb. 2, 2011, 8:42 AM | 1 Comment
  • Jan. 19, 2011, 4:13 PM
    The re-emergence of capital controls in Latin America has some worrying about a replay of the conditions that led to 1980s hyperinflation. Most countries run current account deficits, meaning they must borrow to buy dollars in order to hold down their currency, leaving them vulnerable if credit conditions worsen.
    | Jan. 19, 2011, 4:13 PM
  • Jan. 11, 2011, 2:35 PM

    Latin American enjoys the commodity boom, but frets about contracting Dutch Disease. Resources account for 53% of exports vs. 40% a decade ago, as manufacturing shrinks. Policymakers try stay on top of the issue, holding down currencies, building savings, and investing with an eye towards long-term productivity.

    | Jan. 11, 2011, 2:35 PM | 1 Comment
ECH Description
The iShares MSCI Chile Capped Investable Market Index Fund (the “Fund”) seeks investment results that correspond generally to the price and yield performance, before fees and expenses, of the MSCI Chile IMI 25/50 Index (the “ Underlying Index”).
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