4-Star ETFs Poised to Pop: iShares MSCI Brazil

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the iShares MSCI Brazil Index (NYS: EWZ) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

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

iShares MSCI Brazil facts


July 2000

Total Assets

$7.5 billion

Investment Approach

Seeks to provide investment results that correspond generally to the performance of publicly traded securities in the Brazilian market, as measured by the MSCI Brazil Index.

Expense Ratio


Dividend Yield


1-Year / 3-Year / 5-Year Annual Returns

(10.0%) / (0.10%) / 1.6%

Top 3 Holdings and Portfolio Weight

Petroleo Brasileiro (16.4%)*
Vale (11.5%)*
Itau Unibanco Holding (8.1%)


Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF
iShares S&P Latin America 40 Index
Vanguard MSCI Emerging Markets Index ETF

Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS. *Includes multiple share classes.

On CAPS, 98% of the 2,088 members who have rated iShares MSCI Brazil believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Earlier this week, All-Star kidderpeabody touched on the tailwinds working in the ETF's favor:

Land and home prices have skyrocketed ... building and consumer spending up considerably. [FIFA World Cup] and Olympics 2016 bringing more worldwide focus on [Brazil] and finally they have become one of the biggest oil-rich countries in the world. The current weakness has more to do with China exports in raw materials than anything else.

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