Noted for their simplicity and other advantages over mutual funds, exchange-traded funds have become a popular investing tool. ETFs hold a collection of stocks that share certain elements in common, so that if investors want to capitalize on the booming economy in Brazil, for example, they can turn to iShares MSCI Brazil Index (AMEX: EWZ), which contains more than 40 Brazilian stocks in industries including energy, telecommunications, and consumer goods.
An ETF's investment in stocks from various industries gives you broad diversity, but also limits your upside. For an investor who was really hip to oil and gas explorers in the region but cold on the future prospects of telecom stocks, these ETFs wouldn't fit the bill.
BRAZIL BOVESPA STOCK IDX - http://www.bovespa.com.br/indexi.asp
The Bovespa Index is a total return index weighted by traded volume and is comprised of the most liquid stocks traded on the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange.
POPULAR STOCK PICKS FROM EACH SECTOR FOR BRAZIL
Brazil Bank Stocks:
BBD - Banco Bradesco -
ITU - Banco Itau Holding Financeira S.A.
UBB - Unibanco
Brazil Chemical Stocks
BAK - Braskem S.A. - Chemicals company.
Brazil Energy Stocks
PBR - Petroleo Brasileiro S.A., known as Petrobras - Oil & Gas company that does everything in the industry.
PZE - Petrobras Energia Participaciones S.A. - Does Oil & Gas, but big into chemicals as well.
UGP - Ultrapar PtpADR, distributes liquefied petroleum gas.
Brazil Food Stocks
CBD - Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao - National supermarket chain of Brazil.
ABV - Companhia de Bebidas das Americas - known as AMBEV - The big distributor of soft drinks, beer, carbonated and non carbonated drinks, plus is the distributor for PepsiCo. International products as well.
PDA - Perdigao S.A. - Distributes food in different segments from meats, flour, dairy products, juices, animal feed, cheeses, deserts, and more.
SDA - Sadia S.A., a refrigerated and frozen protein products company that also offers processed meats as well.
BOBS - *A bulletin board stock - Brazil Fast Food Corp. Bob’s is often referred to as as “Brazil’s McDonalds“.
Brazil Mineral & Metal Stocks:
RIO - Companhia Vale do Rio Doce is a mineral powerhouse.
SID - Companhia Siderúrgica Nacional (CSN) is a steel producer, but also has other minerals such as hot rolled, flat rolled steel, iron ore, tin, zinc, limestone, and dolomite.
GGB - Gerdau S.A. - Steel company.
Brazil Paper Stocks
ARA - Aracruz Celulose S.A. - Paper company.
VCP - Votorantim Celulose e Papel S.A. produces pulp and paper products.
Brazil Telecom Stocks:
TSU - TIM Participacoes S.A. - Focuses on the wireless cellular segment.
TNE - Tele Norte Leste Participacoes S.A. - Primarily in the fixed line telecom business.
BTM - Brasil Telecom S.A. - Primarily fixed lines, but also internet, wireless, and fiber optics.
BRP - Brasil Telecom Participacoes S.A.
TMB - Telemig Celular Participacoes S.A.
TCN - Tele Norte Celular Participações S.A. - Cellular company that provides service in the states of Para, Amazonas, Amapa, Maranhao, and Roraima.
VIV - Vivo Participações S.A., Mostly a cellular company that has a big foot in the wireless space as well as providing internet services.
Brazil Transportation Stocks
It is amazing that the Brazilian airlines have far outperformed the airlines in the United States during the last couple years. Of course, many Brazilian stocks have been performing well. See if any of these transportation related stocks from Brazil can move your stocks forward.
GOL - GOL Linhas Area - A low cost airline in Brazil.
ERJ - EMBRAER - Empresa Brasileira de Aeronáutica S.A. - Builds private and commercial jets as well as runs charter service.
TAM - TAM S.A. - Main airline for Brazil. Provides international flights for Brazil as well as cargo services for the country.
Brazil Utility Stocks
SBS - Companhia de Saneamento Basico do Estado de Sao Paulo provides water and sewage services in the territory of the state of Sao Paulo.
ELP - Companhia Paranaense de Energia - COPEL - Electricity producer/distributor for the Brazil state Parana.
CIG - Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais - CEMIG
CPL - CPFL Energia S.A. dollar
Here are a few of the five-star stocks trading in the american market as well.
Petroleo Brasileiro (NYSE: PBR)
CPFL Energia (NYSE: CPL)
Sadia (NYSE: SDA)
Embraer (NYSE: ERJ)
Brasil Telecom (NYSE: BTM)
Brazil also hosts attractive businesses building products that make day-to-day life better. Jet manufacturer Embraer has been a favorite of international investors for years, showing that it can compete with global heavyweights such as Boeing (NYSE: BA) and Airbus. And even though the company has stumbled recently with production delays, CAPS investors see the huge order backlog as a reason to hold the stock.
Brazilian Stocks Rally Most This Month, Led by Cesp, Banks
Bloomberg - 11 hours ago
Banco do Brasil SA, Latin America's biggest bank, climbed the most in a month after Banco Santander SA and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. recommended the shares. ...
Brazilian Stocks Rally Most This Month, Led by Cesp, Banks Bloomberg
Brazilian ADR Trading Climbs to Record $4 Billion in New York Bloomberg
Cesp Jumps on Report Sao Paulo May Sell Utility Stake (Update1) Bloomberg
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Stocks soaring in raw material-rich Brazil
San Francisco Chronicle, USA - 24 May 2008
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Petrobras Takes Second Place
BusinessWeek - 8 hours ago
Petrobras is riding high on a string of big oil discoveries in the deep water off Brazil's coast, leading to a 50% increase in the company's stock price in ...
Brazilian Stocks Fall, Led by Metal, Energy Shares; Bolsa Gains
Bloomberg - 27 May 2008
Vale led metal stocks lower after nickel extended its decline into its fifth week. Petroleo Brasileiro SA, Brazil's state-controlled oil company, ...
Oil shares weigh on Brazil stocks, real eases Forbes
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Brazilian Stocks Fall, Led by Metal, Energy Stocks; Vale Drops
Bloomberg - 27 May 2008
By Alexander Ragir May 27 (Bloomberg) -- Brazilian stocks fell for the third time in four days, led by metal and energy companies, after Cia. ...
Brazil Stocks Gain, Led by Steelmakers, Petrobras; Bolsa Rises
Bloomberg - 26 May 2008
By Alexander Ragir May 26 (Bloomberg) -- Brazil's main stock index rose as steelmakers rallied on a report that sales in Brazil rose more than forecast and