The economies of Brazil and Malaysia can be considered similar in some ways. For example, both are emerging countries and commodity-dependent. Brazil is a major exporter of commodities such as iron ore, lumber, etc. Malaysia on the other hand dependent on palm oil and rubber exports. Both countries have offshore oil reserves and a large manufacturing sector. Malaysia has a strong contract electronic manufacturing industry.
In terms of equity market performance, Malaysia has performed better in the past 5 years than Brazil. This could be due to investors’ declining attraction towards Brazilian equities, political issues and other factors. Unlike Brazil, Malaysian political system is stable despite the same party continuing to stay in power for many decades.
Comparison of returns of Brazil ETF vs Malaysia ETF – 5 Years:
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Comparison of returns of Brazil ETF vs Malaysia ETF – Long Term:
Source: Yahoo Finance
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