Brazilian Bank Stocks: Are They A Good Buy Now?

The Brazilian equity market entered the bear market territory recently. The IBovespa is down by 2.65% year-to-date. Banks have held up well compared to other Brazilian stocks listed on the US exchanges as shown in the table below. Source: BNY Mellon Brazilian bank stocks may be attractive now for investors looking to gain exposure to …

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On the Performance of Brazilian Utility Stocks

The Brazil presidential election run-off is on Oct 26th (Sunday).The current President Dilma Rousseff is challenged by Aécio Neves. Investors are eagerly waiting for the outcome of this election as there will be major policy changes that impact the investment climate in the country.They are betting for a Aécio Neves win as Dilma has been a disaster during her tenure from …

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A Review of the Performance of Brazilian Exchange-listed ADRs Year-To-Date

The Brazilian equity market has been very volatile in the past few weeks due to the upcoming general elections in October. Brazil used to be the top destination for emerging market investors up until a few years ago. Equity investors enjoyed spectacular returns when the Brazilian market as hot. For example, from 2001 to 2010 …

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The Top Five Banks in Brazil Based on Tier 1 Capital

Banco Do Brasil is the largest bank in Brazil based on Tier 1 Capital according to a report in The Banker magazine. The table below shows the Top 5 Brazilian banks based on Tier 1 Capital: Click to enlarge Source: The Banker Tier 1 capital shows the financial strength of a bank. So higher the …

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Mexican Stocks Are Performing Better Than Brazilian Stocks

Mexican stocks have been performing better than the Brazilian stocks since last year. While Brazil was adversely impacted due to the slowdown in the Chinese economy, currency exchange volatility and domestic political issues, Mexico has remained stable. The Mexican economy is more closely tied to the U.S. economy and hence Mexico has benefited from the …

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