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Brazilians stocks
In 2020, 1.5 million new investors started trading through the country’s major exchange, B3. (Rafael Matsunaga)

How the Pandemic Drove Brazilians to Stocks

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Young, Retail Investors Embrace Online Discount Brokers

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puerto rico tax heaven
The deal is particularly attractive to US citizens: they do not need a residency permit. (MariamS)

Puerto Rico’s Allure as a Tax Haven

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Struggling Island Attracts Residents, Businesses with Meaningful Benefits

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Monetary Metals
The company’s objective is to offer investors an incentive to go beyond hoarding and to use gold as money. (17095 images)

Monetary Metals Turns Gold Into Fixed Income

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Lend Rather than Hoard for In-Kind Returns

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Matthew Raphael Johnson
Matthew Raphael Johnson does more harm than good by writing on Latin America. (Realist Report)

Matthew Raphael Johnson’s Perversion of Latin American History

1285 630 Fergus Hodgson

DIY Book Shows Pitfalls of Putting Ideology before Evidence

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Alaska
Few issues impact every single Alaskan more than the annual dividend from the fund. (12019/10259 images)

What Endangers the Alaska Fund

1170 658 Caitlin Rose Morgante

Politics Proves Weak Link amid Shortfall

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Rice University, whose mascot is the owl, has for decades been home to two efficient-markets critics. (Rice University)

How Efficient Markets Became Academic Dogma

949 468 Fergus Hodgson

John Dobelman Delivers Overdue Critique of Financial Orthodoxy

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Guyana
In 2015, Guyana, an agriculture-based economy, found oil deposits along 193 km of its coast. (Dan Lundberg)

How Petrostate Guyana Got Caught in the Cross Hairs

1170 658 Paz Gómez

A tiny English-speaking country in northern South America, Guyana will be the world’s fastest-growing economy thanks to the massive oil reservoirs.

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neobank user
Despite Latin America’s legendary burdensome regulations, the first neobank in the region also emerged in 2013. (Canva)

Neobanks a Game-Changer for Unbanked in Brazil

1170 658 Paz Gómez

Despite economic woes, Brazil has emerged as an unlikely global leader in the next generation of banks.

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MILA
MILA will not take off until member countries harmonize investment rules and provide tax incentives. (MILA)

The Latin American Integrated Market (MILA): A Misnomer?

1170 658 Daniel Duarte

Lack of Harmonization, Red Tape Hamper Investment

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