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Steel Stays Strong

Steel stocks, on a steady upward trend since the March 2009 lows, have recently outpaced the broader market. The Market Vectors Steel ETF (SLX) is up 34% since early November compared to a 10% gain for the broader market.

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Dividend Yields Hit 12 Year High

Last week’s market correction has lowered stock prices to the point where dividend yields are now at their highest levels in 12 years. Leading S&P 500 components such as Pfizer (PFE), AT&T (T), Dow Chemical (DOW), Nucor (NUE), and Duke Energy (DUK) all ended the week with forward looking dividend yields of over 6.5% and well above their 5 year averages.

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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