US-Mexico Economic Ties: Trade and US Jobs

The US and Mexican economies are highly integrated with billions of dollars of goods traded between the countries. In addition, millions of US jobs depend on trade with Mexico. The graphic below shows the trade values and number of US jobs by state in relation to trade with Mexico: Click to enlarge Source: NAFTA Works (Mexico Ministry …

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Six Investment Opportunities South of the Border

US equity investors looking for growth stocks can consider opportunities south of the border, Though Mexico is usually avoided by the investment community due to political risk, violence, etc. there are many factors that favor investment in the country’s equity markets. For example, unlike other Latin American economies such as Brazil or Chile, Mexico’s economy …

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Mark Mobius: Mexico Is a Standout in Latin America

Mobius and his team think that Mexico is a standout in Latin America. Some of the reasons for this uniqueness include the country’s closeness to the U.S. and dependence on the US economy, less reliance on oil revenues, etc. From a recent blog post by Rodolfo Ramos Cevallos, Templeton Emerging Markets Group: Over the last two decades, …

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Mexico is Becoming More Attractive to U.S. Manufacturing Firms

Mexico’s economy boomed when the country signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) nearly two decades ago. The manufacturing sector especially thrived as U.S. firms shifted their operations to Mexico to take advantage of the cheap labor costs. As a result Mexico’s share of U.S. manufactured goods import rose from slightly about 4% in 1994 to …

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Mexico Stocks Reach Record High

Mexico’s IPC Index is on a roll this year.The index reached a new all-time yesterday and closed at 43,183.28. Relative to Mexican stocks, Brazilian stocks have lagged this year. Indeed Brazil’s Bovespa and the IPC index have diverged in performance since early 2010 as shown in the chart below: Click to enlarge Source: Yahoo Finance …

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