Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the Guggenheim BRIC ETF (NYSE: EEB ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.
With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Guggenheim BRIC and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.
Guggenheim BRIC facts
|Total Assets||$442 million|
|Investment Approach||Seeks results that correspond to the BNY Mellon BRIC Select ADR Index, which is a universe of listed depositary receipts of companies from Brazil, Russia, India, and China currently trading on U.S. exchanges.|
|1-Year / 3-Year / 5-Year Annual Returns||(19.7%) / 17.6% / 5.2%|
|Top Holdings With High CAPS Rating (4 or 5 Stars) and Portfolio Weight||Vale (NYSE: VALE ) (10.5%)
China Mobile (NYSE: CHL ) (7.5%)
Petrobras (NYSE: PBR ) (7.5%)
|Alternatives||iShares MSCI BRIC Index Fund (NYSE: BKF )
SPDR S&P BRIC 40 (NYSE: BIK )
Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.
Having gotten on board a couple of years ago, KeithGrable nicely broke down the BRIC bull case: "Brazil and Russia have natural resources that will profit from the recovery. India and China have large reserves and a large population to provide a basis for growth."
Guggenheim BRIC, in particular, sports a portfolio whose stocks average brisk cash-flow growth of 26%. That's higher than that of other BRIC ETFs like SPDR S&P BRIC 40 (22%) and iShares MSCI BRIC (-9%).
CAPS member FAOFool elaborates on the bull case:
As the US economy recovers, these economies will enjoy greater growth. Additionally, these governments support domestic companies ... especially the larger ones. As a result, when the global economy recovers, more investment money will go into these countries, and, when combined with domestic growth (supported by government), they will do extremely well. I'm in!
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