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Is There a Way Out for Investors in Brazil-Focused Mutual Funds?

At one point in time, whenever Latin America was being discussed, the buck would stop at Brazil. However, this crisis has given other economies from the region, especially Mexico, a chance to attract investor attention.

In our analysis of LatAm-focused mutual funds for October, we showed that some funds have actually invested the lion’s share of their assets into Mexican equities rather than Brazilian. The Epiphany FFV Latin America A Fund (ELAAX) is one such fund. It’s invested into stocks of companies such as Southern Copper (SCCO), Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMAB), Embraer (ERJ), and America Movil (AMX).

There are, however, a few funds such as the T. Rowe Price Latin America Fund (PRLAX), which, though invested majorly in Brazil, have been able to protect their downsides due to their stock picks.

Brazil’s current situation is not for those emotionally attached to their investments. However, if you generally invest for the long term and are fully aware that capital loss is a very real possibility, a Brazil-focused mutual fund managed by an astute manager may still provide value in the longer term.

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View more information: https://marketrealist.com/2015/12/way-investors-brazil-focused-mutual-funds/

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