Another Blow for BRIC

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Well, the ridiculous “BRIC” meme (Brazil/Russia/India/China) suffered another embarrassment after hours, as Standard & Poors has downgraded the country’s bonds to junk level (and a negative outlook, although I’m not sure what is worse than “junk”). There are probably some people out there who gobbled up EWZ since it looked so “cheap”:

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Well, after hours indications show EWZ has already lost another 7%, and it is trading at the same level it was over a decade ago. So if you had held on since August 2005, you’d be at breakeven.

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