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Published August 13, 2020 11:40 pm (Mexico City time).

Week 9 Since Peak-QE: Update on the Fed’s Balance Sheet.

Repos at $0. SPVs fell for sixth week, dollar liquidity swaps for 9th week. MBS unchanged for 3rd week. Treasuries rose.

Published by Wolf Street at August 13, 2020 9:30 pm.

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Toronto Rental Market Hit by 82% Spike in Apartments for Rent.

And a Surge In New Renters Soon Is Unlikely.

Published by Wolf Street at August 13, 2020 6:42 pm.

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Tip-toeing through the wildflowers.

**S pring is a fickle season around the ranch**.
Back in the States, we always heard that the spring equinox fell on March 21, give a day or two, and April showers punctually brought May flowers. The safe setout day for spindly seedlings grown indoors was around mid-May in the Chicago area, though if you didn't want to risk a cold snap or errant snowfall killing your babies—and your winter dreams of a lush garden—it was best to wait until mid-May or even Memorial Day.
Astronomy works pretty much the same in this part of Mexico as it does in Chicago, but the actual seasons do not. In May, some prickly pears may be setting flowers along with the _jarrilla,_ a wild bush with yellow flowers, but the ground is still dry, and the grass brownish and brittle to the step. It may be downright hot outside and there are no signs of rain yet.
But now, after some tentative rainfall—may we get much more before the rainy season is over!—the grass is bright green and dewy, and after a morning

Published by Life at Rancho Santa Clara at August 13, 2020 6:18 pm.

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Mexico-US Land Border Restrictions Continue Until at Least September 21st.

The Mexico-US land border remains closed to all but "essential crossings" until at least September 21st. This article lists the definitions of essential and non-essential crossings

Published by Mexperience at August 13, 2020 6:00 pm.

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Finally: Number of People on State or Federal Unemployment Insurance Falls Below 30 Million for First Time Since June: Week 21 of U.S. Labor Market Collapse.

During the week, 1.49 million newly-out-of-work people filed for state or federal unemployment insurance. A huge number of job losses. But more people returned to work.

Published by Wolf Street at August 13, 2020 11:53 am.

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Ranking Covid-19 Crash in Market History.

How the S&P; 500 Performed During Major Market Crashes Source: Visual Capitalist I am working on a column on how concentrated big market indices can get when a handful of firms dominate the market cap (I’ll post it here next week). In the process of researching this, I came across the above chart…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 13, 2020 11:31 am.

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Electricity: the government against the private sector again.

Distributed generation is a fairly simple and logical phenomenon. Instead of generating electricity in distant points tens or hundreds of kilometers and bringing it to where it is consumed, it is generated at the point of consumption. This form of generation benefited from the use of solar or photovoltaic panels, which dropped in cost rapidly and you could generate from a 150 watt panel or less.

Published by Nexos at August 13, 2020 8:02 am.

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Pension reform: impacts and benefits.

After 23 years of operation of the pension system for workers in the private sector in Mexico, changes are being proposed to the Social Security Law to make the first parametric modification. This article makes an evaluation of the performance of the system as a precondition to justify whether the reform is necessary or not.

Published by Nexos at August 13, 2020 8:01 am.

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What Explains the Egg-Cancer Connection.

The reason egg consumption is associated with elevated cancer risk may be the TMAO, considered the “smoking gun” of microbiome-disease interactions. “We are walking communities ...

Published by NutritionFacts.org at August 13, 2020 7:00 am.

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10 Thursday AM Reads.

My morning train WFH reads: • To The Brink and Back in 175 Days: The return to February high is faster than past bear markets in a lopsided recovery with gains dominated by tech stocks (Bloomberg) • Warehouses and Data Centers, Market Favorites, Have Downsides: These real estate investments are pandemic investor front-runners, with high… Read More __ The post 10 Thursday AM Reads appeared first on The Big Picture.

Published by The Big Picture at August 13, 2020 5:45 am.

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Used Car & Truck Supply-and-Demand Shocks Maul Vroom, Freshly IPO-ed Online Used-Car Dealer. Shares -20% Afterhours.

And how did the pros at CarMax do?

Published by Wolf Street at August 12, 2020 11:50 pm.

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