Despite a recent dose of market volatility, the so-called “BRIC” nations of Brazil, Russia, India and China are off to a positive start in 2018, as evidenced by information from global index provider FTSE Russell. The FTSE All-World® BRIC Index had a 3% return in 2018 through February 7, powered primarily by Brazil (+10.5) and Russia (+8.2%), while China rose 2.4% and India lost 3% for this period. For perspective, the year-to-date rise for the FTSE All-World® BRIC Index exceeds that of the FTSE Emerging Index (+2.55%), FTSE All-World and Russell 3000 Indexes (+0.15% each) and the FTSE Developed Index (-0.12%).
Alec Young, managing director, global markets research, FTSE Russell:
“The strength of Emerging markets led by Brazil, China and Russia can largely be attributed to the increased confidence in synchronized global growth, stronger commodity prices and a weaker dollar.”
This analysis was gathered from indexes measuring performance of 16 individual country and two global region indexes based on the FTSE All-World Index Series, which underlies a new series of ETFs from Franklin Templeton.
Patrick O’Connor, head of global ETFs for Franklin Templeton Investments:
“The goal of our new collaboration with FTSE Russell is to provide investors with the ability to gain access to a diversified set of efficient non-US market exposures.”
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