Latin America ETF

Keep in mind that this Latin American ETF includes the whole of South America and Mexico. The problem is however that you will not find many large publicly traded companies within many of these Latin American countries.

That is the reason that only a handful of Latin American countries are included in this ETF. Another reason is that many other countries cannot be labeled as “emerging”. Brazil is the most well developed country in Latin America and it subsequently scoops up 50% of this Latin America ETF.

Mexico is good for 30% and smaller countries like Peru, Chili and Colombia complete the rest. The spread is well-balanced with the Financial market sector counting for 30% (a common phenomenon for these regional ETF’s).

Telecommunications company America Movil is the largest company with a weighing of 6% and Ambev is second on the list with a 5% weighing. Other well-known companies in this index and Latin America ETF are Petrobas and mining company Vale.

Important to stress is that these Latin American countries have seen magnificent growth rates for years followed by magnificent collapse rates in recent years. So be prepared for some roller coasting investing while buying this Latin America ETF. Finding the right entry and exit points will be the name of the game here.

iShares MSCI EM Latin America UCITS ETF (Dist)

This iShares ETF is tracking the Latin America Emerging Markets MSCI index.

This particular iShares ETF has also a quotation on the Amsterdam Stock Exchange. It is a physical ETF so iShares is obliged to buy the underlying shares. You may anticipate a half-yearly dividends payout.

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iShares MSCI EM Latin America UCITS ETF (Dist) info:


ETF provider: iShares (BlackRock)

Ticker: LTAM


Currency: EURO

Exchange: Euronext Amsterdam

The iShares MSCI EM Latin America UCITS ETF (Dist) has quotations on different exchanges and is known under several ticker symbols. As long as the ISIN number is identical you are dealing with the same ETF.