This market trends article examines the 2019–2020 trends
for the largest Latin American economies, including Brazil,
Mexico, Argentina, and Colombia and provides a market
outlook for the remainder of 2020, subject to the obvious
COVID-19 related caveats. From the vantage point of the
second quarter of 2020, with the COVID-19 pandemic still
curtailing normal economic activities, it is difficult to see what
the trends from the past year or years can tell us about the
future of the capital markets in Latin America. Nonetheless,
there are several major factors that consistently influence
the markets, and though we may be looking at the future
through a different lens, those factors are still likely to play an
important role in shaping the future trends as well.
This article was originally published in Lexis Nexis.