Brazil Slapping On Taxes to Bust Bovesta (EWZ)

November 20, 2009

We like Brazil for a whole host of reasons. Some being the population growth, some being the vast commodities that actually back their economy. Then there is the great deep-well oil through PetroBras (PBR). Of course we have liked the juicy returns that we received as investors in the sector this year and the outlook for the next 12 months.

BUT… The latest moves to cool the appreciation of the Real (Brazil’s dollar) has us wondering the lengths that they will go to scare of foreign capital. Just a couple of weeks a go they slapped on a 2% tax for foreign inflows and yesterday we hear that Brazilian ADRs will have a 1.5% tax added that they hope will Read more

Global ETF Charts We Are Watching

November 16, 2009

Many of the ETFs that represent world exchanges broke out last week. This is also true of many of the commodity related shares and especially the precious metals group.

Much of the movement can be directly related to the diving U.S. dollar as the impact across commodities is well related. If we do see a melt-up of the dollar, there will certainly be a significant Read more

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