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Brazil Cuts Inflation Forecast: ETFs In Focus
Article By: Zacks Investment Research
Monday, June 26, 2017 7:43 PM EDT
On Thursday, June 22, 2017, Brazil’s central bank reiterated that its monetary policy decisions remain dependent on data releases. Let us discuss some ETFs focusing on providing exposure to Brazilian equities.
In this article: FBZ, EWZ, ILF
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World Markets Update
Article By: Jill Mislinski
Monday, June 26, 2017 5:40 PM EDT
All eight indexes on our world watch list have posted gains for 2017 through June 26. The top performer thus far is China's Hang Seng with a gain of 17.60%, followed by India's BSE SENSEX not far behind at 16.94%. In third is the S&P 500 with 8.94%.
In this article: SPX
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Emerging Markets Week Ahead Preview - June 26
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, June 25, 2017 7:17 PM EDT
EM FX ended last week on a firm note, though most were down for the week as a whole. Commodity prices stabilized, but the balance remains fragile. We remain cautious, especially with regards to the high beta currencies BRL, MXN, TRY, and ZAR.
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Forex Critical: A Sweet Spot For The Mexican Peso
Article By: Dr. Duru
Sunday, June 25, 2017 5:24 AM EDT
Banco de Mexico suggested that rates are now high enough to contain a spike in inflation that has risen to 6.3% (the highest since 2009) and guide the economy back down to the 3% target.
In this article: EWW, UDN, UUP
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Market Digest – Equity Market Has A Slow Week
Article By: Craig Birk
Friday, June 23, 2017 5:47 PM EDT
US indexes finished modestly higher while international stocks fell.
In this article: ERO, GLD, SPX, TNX
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Emerging Market Debt Risk Tumbles To 10-Year Lows, But...
Article By: Tyler Durden
Friday, June 23, 2017 3:13 PM EDT
Emerging Market bonds are pricing in the least 'risk' since Dec 2007.
In this article: EEM
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Mexico Central Bank Hikes Rates. Hints At An End To Policy Tightening
Article By: Orbex
Friday, June 23, 2017 5:55 AM EDT
Officials at the Banco de Mexico, the Mexican central bank hiked interest rates on Thursday by 25 basis points as widely expected by economists. This pushed the interest rates to 7% in Mexico.
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Peso Strengthens After Banxico Hikes Rates For 7th Time In A Row Amid Soaring Inflation
Article By: Tyler Durden
Thursday, June 22, 2017 3:39 PM EDT
Mexico’s central bank raised borrowing costs for a seventh straight time as the country’s annual inflation rate more than doubled since September.
In this article: EWW
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Is Chile's Economic Heyday Behind It?
Article By: Stratfor
Thursday, June 22, 2017 8:40 AM EDT
This dependence on overseas commodity markets has put Chile at the mercy of global economic trends. The country's economy grew rapidly in the mid-2000s as China's demand for copper surged, taking prices for the commodity with it.
In this article: JJC
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Brazil’s Reasons
Article By: Jeffrey P. Snider
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 9:58 PM EDT
Brazil is another one of those topics which doesn’t seem to merit much scrutiny apart from morbid curiosity. Unless you set out to buy an emerging market ETF heavily weighted in the direction of South America, Brazil’s problems can seem a world away.
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Brazilian Real Tumbles After Senate Rejects Landmark Labor Reform Bill
Article By: Tyler Durden
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 1:09 PM EDT
The labor bill is fiercely opposed by unions because it would abolish mandatory payment of union dues by Brazilian workers. The Brazilian Real tumbles.
In this article: EWZ
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Argentina 100 Year Bond Sale 3.5x Over-Subscribed
Article By: Tyler Durden
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 11:36 AM EDT
Argentina sold $2.75 billion of a "hotly demanded" 100-year bond in U.S. dollars, and as expected the surge for yield resulted in 3.5x over-subscription: the South American country received $9.75 billion in orders for the bond.
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Lithium Prices To Stay High To 2024–UBS
Article By: Keith Schaefer
Monday, June 19, 2017 10:57 AM EDT
Lithium is like the "frac sand" of the new, greener, energy era.
In this article: LIT Also: UBS, ALB, GALXF, OROCF, AVLIF
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Energy Report - Oil Rut
Article By: Phil Flynn
Monday, June 19, 2017 9:00 AM EDT
Oil prices continue to be weak as another rise in U.S. oil rig counts overshadows the fact that U.S. production in June is well below what the Energy Information Administration was predicting.
In this article: OIL, UNG
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Emerging Markets In The Week Ahead - June 19
Article By: Marc Chandler
Sunday, June 18, 2017 5:06 PM EDT
EM FX was mixed Friday to cap off a mostly lower week. Obviously, we're seeing a bit of a washout in EM after a hawkish FOMC. The market was overly complacent and very long EM into the FOMC meeting. The big question is how deep this selloff gets.
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Emerging Markets: What Has Changed - Friday, June 16
Article By: Marc Chandler
Friday, June 16, 2017 3:05 PM EDT
In the EM equity space as measured by MSCI, Hungary (+1.3%), Indonesia (+1.2%), and Mexico (+0.9%) have outperformed this week, while Russia (-4.1%), South Africa (-3.2%), and Egypt (-3.0%) have underperformed.
In this article: EWZ, EEM, UGA, EZA, EWW, RBL, KSA, EPHE
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