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Of Mice & Yen: Part 2 of 4

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In Part 1 of this series we reviewed the demographic challenges confronting Japan. With a very rapidly aging population – a population that is also declining – Japan faces a crisis, as there will not be enough working age adults to support the 40% of the population that is projected to be over the age of 65 in the coming …

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Of Mice & Yen: Part 1 of 4

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I was very excited to visit Japan. When we first started planning the trip, I initially tried to allocate about three weeks to the country before Lauren reminded me that we had a lot to see. Additionally, we had decided that we’d like to spend more time in emerging and frontier markets and any extra time in Japan would have …

A Few Good Yen

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Note: If you are not familiar with currency pairs and FX trading… click the little footnotes.  Those are my nerdy additions and explanations to this article… —- Well, Lauren and I might have just gotten a “bon voyage” present from Japan.  After bouncing around for about six months in a tight range, the USD.JPY currency pair looks to have broken out …

No Señor, por favor dólares.

No Señor, por favor Dólares

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What an Argentinian Bed & Breakfast can teach you about macroeconomics. In 2011 Lauren and I visited Argentina on a 10-day vacation to foster bilateral diplomatic relationships  in search of amazing steaks, Malbec, and waterfalls. We flew into Buenos Aires and spent a few days exploring that amazing city, which a hundred years ago was one of the wealthiest cities in the …