The Brazil ETF, which was launched in 2000, holds assets of more than $9 billion. The ETF has high trading volume with about 16 million shares trading hands a day on average, according to Zacks Investment Research. [Brazil ETFs: More in Store for 2011]
Investor interest in Brazil has been so solid that providers have launched small-cap focused funds to access specific corners and sectors of the economy’s growth. For instance, the Market Vectors Small-Cap ETF (NYSEArca: BRF) is focused on consumer and industrial companies. The iShares MSCI Brazil Small Cap Index Fund (NYSEArca: EWZS) is weighted heavily in consumer discretionary firms, industrials and financials.
iShares MSCI Brazil
Tisha Guerrero contributed to this article.