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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Ten Brazilian Stocks To Consider For Dividend Income

Global investors generally tend to invest in emerging market equities primarily for their price appreciation potential. The reasoning behind this theory is that the economies of these markets are still developing and they have plenty of room to grow in order to catch up with their developed world peers. Hence stocks should soar higher and …

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Estacio Participacoes SA: Brazilian For-Profit Education Provider

In the U.S. for-profit college operators such as Apollo Group Inc fell heavily last year after the Federal government clamped down on the sector. Most of these operators had become diplomas mills handing out degrees that carried very little value. Abusing the Federal student loan program the companies in this sector signed up thousands of …

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