A sort of sector rotation of layoffs, and it’s not a good sign, even as millions of lower-wage workers are being hired back.
Published by Wolf Street at August 30, 2020 8:54 pm.Wolf Street →
Beginning tomorrow, Oaxaca’s Covid-19 status moves down to Semáforo Amarillo (yellow traffic light) — meaning that in the state of Oaxaca one is now at medium risk for contracting the virus. The methodology used by the federal government to go from one color traffic light to another has expanded and is now based on criteria ...
Published by View From Casita Colibrí at August 30, 2020 1:57 pm.View From Casita Colibrí →
My helpful collection of resources and information for your easy like Sunday morning reads: How to Stay Safe: • The Theory that Could Explain Asymptomatic Cases of COVID-19: According to various estimates, between 20 and 45 percent of the people who get COVID-19 — and possibly more, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 30, 2020 9:00 am.The Big Picture →
Avert your eyes! Our Sunday morning reads sequesters all of the weekly examples of failures, incompetency, and corruption in one terrible, horrible, no very good, single location: • Kellyanne Conway undermined the truth like no other Trump official. And journalists enabled her. Leaking and lying. Lying and leaking. It’s been the Kellyanne way, and the…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 30, 2020 5:55 am.The Big Picture →
Is this the new “Blurred Lines”? I’d say it’s a one listen smash, but that’s not an accurate description, IT’S A FIFTEEN SECOND SMASH! Oh, it’s not much of a song. A groove, that really doesn’t go much of anywhere. But it’s so infectious. It makes you move, it brightens your day. Yes, there…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 30, 2020 5:00 am.The Big Picture →
New York City, San Francisco, Honolulu are still down over 80% from a year ago in terms of “seated diners.” Then there is the “LN-shaped” recovery in Pittsburgh.
Published by Wolf Street at August 29, 2020 9:28 pm.Wolf Street →
Big haircuts for investors amid falling rents and rising vacancies. As so often, this started well before Covid, but Covid is speeding up the process.
Published by Wolf Street at August 29, 2020 12:07 pm.Wolf Street →
I am on my way home. For the past month I have been in Oregon assisting my mother in moving from her house into a retirement apartment. That sounds simple -- except to the people who have participated in this rather esoteric form of torture. Things accumulated during a 92-year life that have been stored in a house do not easily fit into a one-bedroom apartment any more than my 72-year old body can fit into my first Air Force uniform. The analogy is not apt, though. I simply threw away my old Air Force uniforms. My brother and I did not have that luxury with our mother's life. About ten years ago, I went through a similar exercise when my house in Salem sold. Most of my clothes, my art collection, years of correspondence, my library, my record collection, my kitchen filled with every cooking device known to man, and assorted furniture and memorabilia purchased on my travels -- all had to go. A few items went to family and friends. But most were passed either to
Published by mexpatriate at August 29, 2020 11:03 am.mexpatriate →
This week, we speak with BlackRock Senior Managing Director Salim Ramji, Head of iShares Index and ETFs. Ramji’s division manages more than $4 trillion of Blackrock’s $7.1 trillion in assets. He a member of the firm’s global executive committee. Before joining BlackRock, he was a senior partner at McKinsey & Company where he led the asset and…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 29, 2020 8:00 am.The Big Picture →
The weekend is here! Pour yourself a mug of Peet’s Major Dickasons coffee, grab a seat on the couch, and get ready for our longer form weekend reads: • Blockchain, the amazing solution for almost nothing: Blockchain technology is going to change everything: the shipping industry, the financial system, government … in fact, what won’t…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 29, 2020 5:00 am.The Big Picture →
It is government that built the highways and bridges, managed the airwaves, created law enforcement to keep the peace, raised military to protect the nation, educated the workers and business people, created order out of chaos, kept the air and water clean — without which the selfish bastards who cling to their cash and say ...
Published by Musings, Magic, SMA at August 28, 2020 9:24 pm.Musings, Magic, SMA →
Succinct Summations for the week ending August 28th, 2020 Positives: 1. Rates are never, ever, ever going to go higher again! 2. New home sales came in at an annual rate of 901k for July, above expectations. 3. Durable goods orders rose 11.2% m/o/m, above last month. 4. Pending home sales rose 5.9% m/o/m, above…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 28, 2020 3:30 pm.The Big Picture →
Incomes from wages, interest, and dividends sagged from pre-Pandemic era. But stuffed with stimulus, Americans broke records splurging on Goods, as spending on Services, the biggie, lagged far behind.
Published by Wolf Street at August 28, 2020 2:10 pm.Wolf Street →
Escucha música vía Zoom y apoya a artistas locales. Este es un evento GRATUITO pero también se aceptarán donativos para los artistas. Sábado 29 de agosto de 2020 7:00 p.m. Comparte el enlace: https://zoomthemusic.wixsite.com/2020 O visitanos en Facebook Live: https://www.facebook.com/zoomthemusic...
Published by San Miguel FAQ at August 28, 2020 1:39 pm.San Miguel FAQ →
So You Think You Can Time the Market? All it takes is a couple of lucky trades to end up with a false belief in one’s ability to jump in and out at the right times. Bloomberg, August 25, 2020 How are your market timing skills? Quite a few investors imagine themselves…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 28, 2020 8:00 am.The Big Picture →
One of my goals way back in January was to lose some weight this year. Age and hypothyroidism mean Ive packed on a few more pounds than I am comfortable with. Then quarantine happened, and that regular exercise routine never ...
Published by Surviving Mexico at August 28, 2020 6:42 am.Surviving Mexico →
My “new era of Fed-approved inflation,” end of week morning train WFH reads: • Busting the Myth That Active Funds Do Better in Difficult Markets: Investors should focus on the long-term signals, pick their spots, and keep a close eye on costs, based on analysis from Morningstar’s midyear Active/Passive Barometer. (Morningstar) • The Rise of…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 28, 2020 5:45 am.The Big Picture →
Delahaye was a automotive manufacturing company founded in 1894, in Tours, France, by Émile Delahaye. The firm’s post-war cars were notable for their beautiful, deco-inspired designs: Flowing graceful lines, artful use of chrome, and overall beauty. Power is provided by a Type 183 engine, a 4.5-litre overhead-valve inline-six fed by triple Solex carburetors and paired…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 28, 2020 5:00 am.The Big Picture →
On one side, a land rush by a few hundred thousand home buyers. On the other side, millions of homeowners delinquent on their mortgages. Here are the metros by FHA delinquency rate. Two top out at 27%.
Published by Wolf Street at August 27, 2020 9:53 pm.Wolf Street →
Health Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (August 27, 2020) Location: Mexico Event: Mexico COVID-19 Update (August 27, 2020) The number of confirmed and suspected cases is still increasing daily in several regions of Mexico. Mexico City, Nuevo Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico State, and Coahuila currently report the highest number of active cases for the preceding two-week period. The states currently reporting ...
Published by U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico at August 27, 2020 6:17 pm.U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico →
“Two steps forward, two steps back”: Fed’s new song and dance, no?
Published by Wolf Street at August 27, 2020 6:13 pm.Wolf Street →
It has been a difficult month to update this blog.
Published by To Mexico and Beyond at August 27, 2020 2:28 pm.To Mexico and Beyond →
Indigenous Displacement in Mexico Over the past decade, as violent crime continues to rise in Mexico, large numbers of individuals have become victims of internal displacement with 7,100 new displacements being recorded between January 1 and December 31, 2019. Many of the reported displacements have been the result of land disputes, initiated by private companies ...
Published by Justice in Mexico at August 27, 2020 1:00 pm.Justice in Mexico →
Demonstration Alert – U.S. Embassy Mexico City, Mexico (August 27, 2020) Location: Cuauhtémoc, Mexico City, Mexico Event: Demonstrations are expected to take place on August 27, 2020, beginning at 4:00 p.m., to protest current events in the United States and U.S. foreign policies. Protesters plan to gather near the U.S. Embassy on Paseo de la Reforma. As with ...
Published by U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico at August 27, 2020 1:00 pm.U.S. Embassy & Consulates in Mexico →
MS13 East Coast Violence Fails to Consolidate Gang’s US Presence
The recent arrests of MS13 gang members in El Salvador accused of committing brutal murders in US East Coast states have, once again, raised alarms that the street gang’s leadership has managed to penetrate the United States in a meaningful way.
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Published by InSight Crime at August 27, 2020 12:03 pm.InSight Crime →
27 million people still on unemployment rolls, or 16.9% of Labor Force. Initial claims under state and federal PUA programs tick up to 1.43 million in the week (not seasonally adjusted).
Published by Wolf Street at August 27, 2020 11:48 am.Wolf Street →
I first mentioned Jose Vega on this website over two years ago, when I was writing about: WhatsApp. I listed Jose in that post as an example of how useful it is to have and use Whatsapp here in Mexico. In addition to the construction and handyman work, Jose also manages rental properties. In these...
Published by San Miguel FAQ at August 27, 2020 10:06 am.San Miguel FAQ →
The Recession Is About to Slam Cities. Not Just the Blue-State Ones Source: New York Times The current economic environment has become as politicized as we have ever witnessed in our lifetimes. Its not just Larry Kudlow referring to the pandemic in the past tense, but the entire partisan divide about Covid-19 as…
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Published by The Big Picture at August 27, 2020 9:48 am.The Big Picture →
Since last week there has been a series of disagreements between the state government of Baja California, the Ministry of Energy and the general direction of the Federal Electricity Commission. The facts and the statements make it clear what are the conditions in which the Mexican electricity sector is directed.
Published by Nexos at August 27, 2020 8:00 am.Nexos → English →
My newest book, How to Survive a Pandemic, is now out in paperback! This book cuts through the prevailing noise and nonsense and reveals not only ...
Published by NutritionFacts.org at August 27, 2020 7:00 am.NutritionFacts.org →