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Another 8% Quarter for Brazil

Second quarter growth in Brazil exceeded all expectations with GDP expanding at 8.8% compared to the same period a year earlier. According to the AP, the Brazilian Finance Ministry had forecast growth of between 0.5 percent and 1 percent for Q2.

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Brazil Breaks Away

Brazilian equities have nearly doubled this year, far outpacing the U.S. stock market. The iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (EWZ) is up 98% year to date compared to 17% for the SPDR S&P 500 (SPY) over the same time period.

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Brazil on the Rise

Currently in 3rd place in terms of Latin American oil production, Brazil promises to soon overtake regional leaders Mexico and Venezuela.

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Unemployment Climbs Sharply

Unemployment is at a 14 year high according to figures released by the Labor Department last Friday. The unemployment rate spiked to 6.5% in October from 6.1%.

Investing in Brazil with ETFs

A quick way to get diversified exposure to Brazil is through an ETF. A well established Brazil ETF is the iShares MSCI Brazil Index Fund (EWZ).

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ETF Investing in Brazil

A few weeks back, we presented the investment case for Brazil in our post The Case for a Brazil ETF. Despite signs of slowing economies in other parts of the world, Brazil continues to deliver good news.

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