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Trouble South Of The Border

Mexico's vulnerabilities pose a huge risk to the U.S.
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 12:02 AM

Too big to fail is a seven-year phenomenon created by the most powerful central banks to bolster the largest, most politically connected US or European banks. More than that, it’s a global concern predicated on that handful of private banks controlling too much market share and elite central banks infusing them with boatloads of cheap capital and other aid. Synthetic bank and market subsidization disguised as ‘monetary policy’ has spawned artificial asset and debt bubbles - everywhere. » Read more



Is Mexico The Next Greece?

The risk factors investors should watch most closely
Thursday, August 27, 2015, 12:02 AM

Executive Summary

  • The biggest Mexico risk factors investors need to watch
    • Remittance risk
    • Currency risk
    • Capital flight risk
    • Oil price risk
    • Debt risk
  • What Mexico must prioritize going forward to secure its future

If you have not yet read Part 1: Trouble South Of The Border available free to all readers, please click here to read it first.

Republican presidential candidate, Donald Trump has nabbed many a headline with his disparaging remarks on how Mexico is sending ‘bad’ Mexicans over the border to ostensibly steal US jobs and sell drugs. He has called US leaders ‘stupid’ for letting this happen. The truth of the US-Mexico economic relationship is entirely different.

According to Pew Research, between 2005 and 2010, 1.4 million immigrants moved back to Mexico from the US, 90 percent of them voluntarily.  The total amount of 11.3 million unauthorized immigrants to the US has remained stable, not increased, over the past five years, having risen from about 3.5 million in 1990 to a peak of 12.2 million in 2007. The figure dropped between 2007-09, mainly due to a decrease in immigration from Mexico. Since 2009, an average of about 350,000 new unauthorized immigrants have entered the US annually, of which less than a third are from Mexico, compared to one half before the financial crisis of 2008. (Source)

There are other misunderstandings about the economic and financial relationship between the US and Mexico that transcend raising constituent anger about faux population movements. There is the matter of... » Read more


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Deluding Ourselves

The theater of the absurd visits the EIA
Monday, April 20, 2015, 5:50 PM

Once you understand the role of oil, you cannot walk around or travel anywhere without seeing its massive impact on our lives.  Whether it’s the year-round abundance in our grocery stores or it’s the endless traffic jams in every city across the globe, every single day of the year, you see oil’s effect in and on our collective lives. » Read more

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Daily Digest 7/22 - Ways Shrinking Cities Try To Survive, Earthquake Hits Northwestern China

Monday, July 22, 2013, 9:27 AM
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  • Cries of Betrayal as Detroit Plans to Cut Pensions 
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  • Why Big Oil is Shifting Away from the Gulf of Mexico
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  • Earthquakes Hit Area of Northwestern China
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Daily Digest 6/18 - The Nonna State, World Leaders Meet In Mexico

Monday, June 18, 2012, 10:43 AM
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  • As Greeks Head to Polls Again, a Fear That No One Will Win
  • Worried Banks Resist Fiscal Union
  • Bron Suchecki: The Role of Arbitrage in Precious Metals Markets
  • The Nonna State
  • World Leaders Meet in a Mexico Now Giving Brazil a Run for Its Money
  • The Importance of Seagrass in Removing Carbon from the Atmosphere