VIVA BRAZIL!

As I was going thru my etf scan, I noticed a possible bottoming formation in the $EWZ.  The $EWZ is an etf that seeks to provide investment results that mimics the MSCI Brazil Index.  Brazil’s economy is the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP, and one of the world’s fastest growing economies.  If one were looking for growth ideas, Brazil is an ideal place.  Anytime I think of Brazil, I think of 3 stocks $PBR, $GFA, $GOL. I believe that just like the Brazilian etf, $GOL, $PBR, $GFA are showing signs of bottoming.

Petroleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras) is an integrated oil and gas company. The Company operates in five segments: exploration and production; refining, transportation and marketing; distribution; gas and power, and international. The exploration and production segment includes oil and gas exploration, development and production in Brazil. The refining, transportation and marketing segment includes downstream activities in Brazil, including refining, logistics, transportation, oil products and crude oil exports and imports, petrochemicals and fertilizers. The distribution segment includes distribution of oil products through the BR retail network in Brazil. The gas and power segment includes gas transportation and distribution, electric power generation using natural gas and renewable energy sources. The international segment includes exploration and production, refining, transportation and marketing, distribution and gas and power operations outside of Brazil.

Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes S.A. (GoL) is a low-cost, low-fare airline in the world providing service on routes connecting all of Brazil’s cities and from Brazil to cities in South America and select touristic destinations in the Caribbean. As of March 31, 2010, GoL offered approximately 800 daily flights per day to 61 destinations connecting cities in Brazil, as well as destinations in Argentina, Bolivia, Curacao, Aruba, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay and Venezuela. GoL is a holding company, which owns directly or indirectly shares of five subsidiaries: VRG Linhas Aereas S.A. (VRG) and four offshore finance subsidiaries, Gol Finance Cayman and GAC Inc., which owns Sky Finance and Sky Finance II. VRG is the Company’s operating subsidiary, under which it conducts its business. Gol Finance, GAC Inc., Sky Finance and Sky Finance II are off-shore companies established for the purpose of facilitating cross-border general and aircraft financing transactions.

Gafisa S.A. operates as a homebuilder in Brazil. It engages in the development of residential buildings, including luxury buildings comprising swimming pools, gyms, visitor parking, and other amenities for upper-income customers; buildings for middle-income customers; and entry-level housing for lower-income customers. The company’s brands include Tenda, which serves the entry-level housing segments; Gafisa that offers various residential options to the mid to higher income segments; and Alphaville, which focuses on the identification, development, and sale of residential communities. It also develops land subdivisions and commercial buildings; and provides construction services, such as residential and commercial projects building services to third parties. The company serves development and construction service clients. Gafisa S.A. is headquartered in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


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