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

by Jeff Reeves | June 16, 2010 2:04 am

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[1]) or a Walmart (WMT[2]), 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[3] or the best China investments[4]? 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[5], 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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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Endnotes:
  1. MCD: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MCD
  2. WMT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=WMT
  3. Brazil stocks: http://investorplace.com/experts/richard_young/articles/emerging-market-Brazil-a-Great-BRIC-Investment.html
  4. China investments: http://investorplace.com/experts/jeff_reeves/bric-funds-brazil-investments-emerging-market-stocks.html
  5. BRIC funds: http://investorplace.com/experts/richard_young/articles/emerging-market-Brazil-a-Great-BRIC-Investment.html
  6. Tell us what you think here.: mailto:editor@investorplace.com

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