Brazil & Argentina: World’s best stock markets

Patrick Gillespie CNN Money, 03/07/2016

A comeback in commodities prices and a new round of corruption busters are driving Brazil’s stock market rally. Its market index, Bovespa, is up 14.1% so far this year in dollar terms, second only to its neighbor, Argentina, which is up 14.7% so far in 2016.

Stocks can be a leading indicator of how investors feel about a country’s economic future. But Brazil is the latest example of the dichotomy between the stock market and the economy, which are currently going in totally different directions.

Brazil isn’t alone either: Stocks in other struggling economies, like Russia and South Africa, are up this year too.

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