The Andean nations are merging their stock markets at what seems like an opportune time.  The economies of all these nations have become quite dynamic over the past decade and look poised for further growth.  Investors have a range of options to invest in these countries including a new Andean ETF.  Of course economic growth does not automatically imply stock market gains, but it is nice to see the prospects for these countries improve.  In today’s screencast a look at the emerging Andean bloc.

Items mentioned in the above screencast:

In praise of the Andean nations.  ( The Reformed Broker)

The new Colombian economy.  (Leigh Drogen)

The case for Ecopetrol (EC).  (Zortrades)

Relative performance of Peru, Colombia, Chile and the broader emerging markets.  (StockCharts)