5-Star ETFs Poised to Pop: EGShares Brazil Infrastructure

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the EGShares Brazil Infrastructure ETF (NYS: BRXX) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at EGShares Brazil Infrastructure and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.

EGShares Brazil Infrastructure facts


February 2010

Total Assets

$76.4 million

Investment Approach

Seeks investment results that correspond to the Indxx Brazil Infrastructure Index, which is comprised of 30 leading companies determined to be representative of Brazil's infrastructure industries.

Expense Ratio


Dividend Yield


3-Month / Year-to-Date / 1-Year Return

(8.8%) / (8.6%) / (5.9%)

Top Holdings with High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 Stars) and Portfolio Weight

CPFL Energia (NYS: CPL) (5.3%)

Vale (NYS: VALE) (4.1%)

Gerdau (NYS: GGB) (4%)


iShares MSCI Brazil (NYS: EWZ)

iShares Latin America 40 (NYS: ILF)

Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, all but one of the 52 members who have rated EGShares Brazil Infrastructure believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include rmachado1983 and BillZack.

Last year, rmachado1983 tapped the ETF as a booming way to get exposed to Brazil: "The Brazilian economy is really turning around. ... With the hosting of the Olympics and World Cup in the coming years this infrastructure ETF should really get a lift."

Since its inception in early 2010, EGShares Brazil Infrastructure has even outperformed other Brazil ETF plays like iShares MSCI Brazil and iShares Latin America 40.

CAPS member BillZack elaborates on the bull case:

Brazil is booming. Take into account this ETF targets Brazilian companies that provide infrastructure to that country, and the increase in that country's employment base and tax revenue, this should be a winner! Add in the Olympic Games coming to Rio, and the expansion going on there ... roads, bridges, airports, etc. I like this ETF play a lot!

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