This ETF offers targeted exposure to Brazil's mid cap segment, making it a powerful tool that can be used to fine tune equity portfolios. Given the granularity of this fund, BRAZ likely has very little appeal to long-term investors with a buy-and-hold philosophy; it is more likely to appeal to those looking to implement a tactical shift or capitalize on perceived mispricings over a relatively short time horizon. However, some might view the product as a more accurate representation of the Brazilian economy instead of the top heavy-- as well as energy and financial heavy-- EWZ. Small and mid caps are thought by many to offer more of a pure play on national economies and mid caps are likely to offer more stability than their small cap brethren. However, this targeted exposure comes at a price as the fund has only about 40 holdings in total and it has high levels of concentration in some of its top holdings. But for efficient, targeted exposure to Brazil's mid caps, BRAZ can certainly deliver. The expense ratio on this fund may seem high compared to other Brazilian equity funds, but given the nature of the exposure offered the fee for BRAZ is certainly reasonable.
The adjacent table gives investors an individual Realtime Rating for BRAZ on several different metrics, including liquidity, expenses, performance, volatility, dividend, concentration of holdings in addition to an overall rating. The "A+ Metric Rated ETF" field, available to ETFdb Pro members, shows the ETF in the Latin America Equities with the highest Metric Realtime Rating for each individual field. To view all of this data, sign up for a free 14-day trial for ETFdb Pro. To view information on how the ETFdb Realtime Ratings work, click here.View the Category Report
The following tables and charts contain in-depth metrics for this ETF and compare it to similar peer ETFs within its ETFdb Category.
There are 7 other ETFs in the Latin America Equities ETFdb Category that are also eligible for commission free trading:
This section shows how this ETF has performed relative to its peer group ETFdb Category.
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