Monday, July 16, 2012
8 Rate Cuts Are Enough In Brazil
After eight rate cuts totaling 450 basis points to a record low 8%, the Brazilian economy and stock market are still struggling to regain the growth of the last decade. Read this CNBC report for more details on the economy and interest rate cuts. Surely, now has to be the time to invest in this country.
The Bovespa (BVSP) now trades close to 3 year lows, only trading slightly lower in the August to October 2011 time frame last year. So why aren't the rate cuts propping up the stock market? For one, the market doesn't appear as forward-looking anymore. The original rate cut didn't happen until August 2011, meaning that it is just now impacting the economy. Unfortunately, it hasn't prevented the forecast for the economy from dropping to 2.5% now. Until this trajectory returns to increased growth, stocks probably won't move up much.
Read the full article at Seeking Alpha.
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