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BRIC Investing – ADR List for Brazil, Russia, India and China

Invest in emerging markets with picks that trade on U.S. exchanges


BRIC investment countries – that’s Brazil, Russia, India and China – are some of the hottest emerging markets right now and investors are clamoring for stocks, ADR list standouts and ETF funds in the region. But unlike domestic stocks, BRIC funds and emerging market investments can be difficult to indentify. That’s partially because U.S. investors don’t experience the brands in their day-to-day lives like they do a McDonald’s (MCD) or a Walmart (WMT), but it’s also because the best BRIC investments are often ones few traders have heard of yet.

So how do you go about finding the best Brazil stocks or the best China investments? How can you make sure that your retirement money can grow and thrive thanks to the growth in India and Russia? Simple: Do your homework on the BRIC regularly, and simply follow the money. To help you follow the top stocks, InvestorPlace has compiled a comprehensive ADR list.

You see, there are a limited number of BRIC funds, ETF investments and stocks that you can choose from if you want to retain the same protection as domestic stocks. You see, many individual Brazil stocks trade on the BM&F BOVESPA, or the Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias & Futuros de Sao Paulo. This is Brazil’s stock exchange, and though it ranks the fourth largest exchange in the the Americas in terms of market capitalization (behind the NYSE, Nasdaq and Toronto), the bottom line is that Brazil’s stock exchange does not follow the same strict requirements and SEC oversight that U.S. stock exchanges require.

That means if you invest in Brazil, you are taking on bigger risk by investing through the Brazil stock exchange.

If you want to limit your risk, however, you can invest in Brazil stocks that are traded on the U.S. stock exchange in the form of ADR contracts– or American depositary receipts. These are traded just like shares of stock, with an American bank acting as a go between and the SEC offering the same protections and oversight. It’s the best of both worlds with BRIC ADR contracts that allow you to invest in the hottest emerging markets while still shrouding your investment portfolio in the safety of American securities law! This ADR list of the best emerging market stocks is invaluable to investors.

So where do you find some of these hot BRIC ADR companies? Here’s an ADR list of some of the most widely held investments in Brazil, Russia, India and China:

Brazil ADR List

Here are some of the most widely-held ADR companies that are located in Brazil but traded on American exchanges like the NYSE and NASDAQ.

  • AmBev (ABV)
  • Banco Bradesco (BBD)
  • Banco Santander Brasil (BSBR)
  • Brasil Telecom (BTM)
  • Brasil Telecom Participacoes (BRP)
  • Braskem (BAK)
  • Brasil Foods (BRFS)
  • Centrais Eletricas Brasileiras-Eletrobras (EBR)
  • Comp. Paranaense de Energia (ELP)
  • Companhia Brasileira de Distribuicao (CBD)
  • Companhia Energetica de Minas Gerais (CIG)
  • Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (SID)
  • CPFL Energia CPL
  • Embraer (ERJ)
  • Fibria Celulose (FBR)
  • Gafisa   (GFA)
  • Gerdau (GGB)
  • Gol Linhas Aereas Inteligentes (GOL)
  • Itau Unibanco Holding (ITUB)
  • Net Servicos de Comunicacao (NETC)
  • Petroleo Brasileiro (PBR)
  • Sadia (SDA)
  • Tele Norte Leste (TNE)
  • Telecomunicacoes de Sao Paulo (TSP)
  • TIM Participacoes (TSU)
  • Ultrapar (UGP)
  • Vale (VALE)
  • Vivo Participacoes (VIV)

Russia ADR List

Here are some of the most widely-held ADR companies that are located in Russia but traded on American exchanges like the NYSE and NASDAQ. You’ll notice there aren’t nearly as many companies traded as ADR in Russia as there are in Brazil.

  • Mechel Steel (MTL)
  • Mobile TeleSystems (MBT)
  • Vimpel Communications (VIP)
  • Wimm-Bill-Dann Foods (WBD)

India ADR List

Here are some of the most widely-held ADR companies that are located in Russia but traded on American exchanges like the NYSE and NASDAQ. Again, there are fewer ADRs than in Brazil, but remember that Brazil has one of the larger stock markets in the world. India ADR investments can be just as profitable even if there are fewer options right now.

  • Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories (RDY)
  • HDFC Bank (HDB)
  • ICICI Bank (IBN)
  • Infosys Technologies (INFY)
  • Mahanagar Telephone Nigam (MTE)
  • Patni Computer Systems (PTI)
  • India (REDF)
  • Satyam Computer Services (SAY)
  • Sterlite Industries (SLT)
  • Tata Communications (TCL)
  • Tata Motors (TTM)
  • Wipro (WIT)
  • WNS Holdings (WNS)

China ADR List

Here are some of the most widely-held ADR companies that are located in China. There are about 80 of these companies traded on American exchanges like the NYSE and NASDAQ.

  • 3SBIO (SSRX)
  • 51job (JOBS)
  • 7 Days Group (SVN)
  • Acorn   (ATV)
  • Actions Semiconductor (ACTS)
  • Agria Corporation (GRO)
  • Airmedia (AMCN)
  • Aluminum Corporation of China (ACH)
  • ATA Inc (ATAI)
  • Baidu (BIDU)
  • (CYOU)
  • Charm Communications Inc (CHRM)
  • ChemSpec International (CPC)
  • China Digital TV Holding (STV)
  • China Distance Education (DL)
  • China Eastern Airlines (CEA)
  • China Finance Online (JRJC)
  • China GrenTech (GRRF)
  • China Hydroelectric (CHC)
  • China Life Insurance (LFC)
  • China Mass Media (CMM)
  • China Medical Technologies (CMED)
  • China Mobile (CHL)
  • China National Offshore Oil (CEO)
  • China Nepstar Chain Drugstore (NPD)
  • China Nuokang Bio-Pharmaceutical (NKBP)
  • China Petroleum & Chemical (SNP)
  • China Real Estate Information (CRIC)
  • China Southern Airlines (ZNH)
  • China Sunergy (CSUN)
  • China Techfaith Wireless Communication (CNTF)
  • China Telecom (CHA)
  • China Unicom (CHU)
  • ChinaEdu (CEDU)
  • CNInsure (CISG)
  • Concord Medical Services (CCM)
  • International (CTRP)
  • Duoyuan Global Water (DGW)
  • E-House (EJ)
  • eLong (LONG)
  • Focus Media (FMCN)
  • Giant Interactive Group (GA)
  • Guangshen Railway (GSH)
  • Gushan Environmental Energy (GU)
  • Home Inns & Hotels Management (HMIN)
  • Huaneng Power International (HNP)
  • Hurray! (HRAY)
  • IFM Investments (CTC)
  • JA Solar (JASO)
  • Kingtone Wirelessinfo Solution (KONE)
  • KongZhong (KONG)
  • LDK Solar (LDK)
  • Linktone (LTON)
  • Longtop Financial Technologies (LFT)
  • Mindray Medical International (MR)
  • (NTES)
  • New Oriental Education & Technology (EDU)
  • Ninetowns Internet Technology (NINE)
  • Noah Education (NED)
  • Perfect World   (PWRD)
  • PetroChina (PTR)
  • ReneSola (SOL)
  • Shanda Games (GAME)
  • Shanda Interactive Entertainment (SNDA)
  • Simcere Pharmaceutical (SCR)
  • Sinopec Shanghai Petrochemical (SHI)
  • Solarfun Power (SOLF)
  • Spreadtrum Communications    (SPRD)
  • Suntech Power (STP)
  • The9 (NCTY)
  • Tongjitang Chinese Medicines (TCM)
  • Trina Solar (TSL)
  • VanceInfo Technologies (VIT)
  • Vimicro International     (VIMC)
  • VisionChina Media (VISN)
  • WSP Holdings (WH)
  • WuXi Pharmatech (WX)
  • Xinhua Sports & Entertainment (XSEL)
  • Xinyuan Real Estate (XIN)
  • Yanzhou Coal Mining   (YZC)
  • Yingli Green Energy (YGE)

As of this writing, Jeff Reeves did not own a position in any of the stocks or funds mentioned here.

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