Colombia (COP, Peso) Economic & Currency Analysis

Colombia (COP, Peso) Currency FX Analysis

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Colombia SWOT Statistics

Strengths + Opportunities = 19

Threats + Weaknesses = 10

When strengths & opportunities substantially exceed threats & weaknesses an investment in the Peso has great long term potential.

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With over 45 million citizens, Columbia has the second largest population in South America and 28th in the world. Colombia is rich in minerals and energy resources and has the largest coal reserves in Latin America as well as, and second highest in hydroelectric potential after Brazil. Columbia also possesses significant amounts of nickel, gold, silver, platinum, and emeralds. High unemployment rates, workplace inequalities and narcotics trafficking remain challenges for Columbia’s government. Despite these pitfalls, Columbia experienced positive GDP growth over the past three years. This was due to improvements in domestic security, rising commodity prices, and to President Uribe's pro market economic policies.

Peso Currency Analysis Update

Colombia (COP) has an agriculture-based economy, which produces large amounts of coffee for export. Colombia's Fundamental Currency Analysis (short term investment): the Colombian currency has moderate potential to increase in value according to the purchase price parity. Colombia's Value Investor Survey (short term investment): government transparency is a major negative for Colombia and it leads to a much less favorable business environment. Colombia's Currency Trading Strategy: An undervalued currency, low investment flow potential and unfavorable business environment lead to a negative outlook for Colombia’s investments potential.

Factors That Positively Affect The Peso

  • Sound Financial Policies Latin America has been able to resist many of the economics woes of the 2007-2010 recession with a little luck and some sounds financial policies. After the debt crisis of 1982, Latin America has...

Factors That Negatively Affect The Peso