Nine out of the top ten exchange traded funds (ETFs) with high yearly returns actually tracked overseas markets, with one of the hottest markets and funds just south of the border. That’s according to Lipper data.

iShares MSCI Mexico (EWW) gained an annualized 16.99% through April 17, compared to the S&P 500 which returned 3.88% over the same time period.

Jesse Emspak for Investors Business Daily reports that the fund tracks the Bolsa Mexicana, the country’s stock exchange. EWW is concentrated, with 25% tracking America Movil (AMX). The company is the largest wireless provider in Latin America, and serves 147 million customers in 16 different countries.

Like so many Latin economies, Mexico has had a steady, modest growth in the past 10 years.

The country is exporting more to Europe and Asia as trade ties have solidified and the peso has fallen alongside the dollar.


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