5-Star ETFs Poised to Pop: iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap

Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the iShares MSCI Brazil Small-Cap ETF (NYSEMKT: EWZS  ) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at EWZS, and see what CAPS investors are saying about the ETF right now.

EWZS facts

   

Inception

September 2010 

Total Assets

$55.6 million

Investment Approach

Seeks investment results that correspond to the performance of the MSCI Brazil Small Cap Index, which is designed to measure the performance of equity securities in the bottom 14% by market cap of equity securities listed on stock exchanges in Brazil.

Expense Ratio

0.61%

Dividend Yield

2.7%

1-Month / 3-Month / 1-Year Returns

8.2% / 6.3% / 24.7%

Alternatives

Market Vectors Brazil Small-Cap ETF (NYSEMKT: BRF  )

iShares MSCI Brazil Index (NYSEMKT: EWZ  )

Sources: Morningstar and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 23 members who have rated EWZS believe the ETF will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just last week, one of those Fools, All-Star marc64, succinctly summed up the EWZS bull case for our community:

I'm looking for some reasonably enhanced likelihood that a given selection of small caps can develop into megas. It's a big plus if you can choose from among stocks riding on a fast-growing economy, with head room to mature to the point that economic efficiencies can trend them parabolicly.

Brazil is on rails to becoming a fully developed economy. As they ramp up to the stability we expect of a developed economy, new, second and third wave opportunities will abound. Lucrative new niches will be created as capital, infrastructure, institutions, political, technical and human resources abound. ...

And, of course, we can look forward to new-to-world successes based on local, contextualized innovation and invention. ...

Yep, I like this one a lot, because I think Brazil will abide the political and economic.

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