The timing is good, too: the iShares MSCI Mexico (EWW) has been gathering steam lately, going up 11.3% since March 10. Year-to-date, it’s up 5.8%.
In the last decade, Mexico has delivered annualized returns of 16.99%, handily outpacing other single-country ETFs. The fund is heavily concentrated in the wireless sector, with 25.1% of the fund given to America Movil (AMX), the largest cell phone operator in Latin America.
Today, America Movil stock rose along with some mining companies, Reuters reports. Shares of Grupo Mexico, one of the world’s largest producers of copper, shot up in trading today, as well. Grupo Mexico is 5% of EWW.
Mexico has also been given a lift via rising oil prices as the world’s sixth-largest crude exporter. Futures rose past a record $120 a barrel today, says John Wilen for the Associated Press. However, over the weekend gas prices fell more than a cent. Don’t spend those big savings all in one place.
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