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Adrenaline shot for capital markets

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I’ve had enough of the military analogies for unconventional monetary policy, bazookas and all that. It’s time for something new to freshen up this dull global deflation story. I just watched the clip from the movie Pulp Fiction where John Travolta plunges a massive adrenaline shot into an unconscious Uma Thurman’s chest and thought, that’s more like it!

Truly, it is more like it. Travolta marked his target with a red felt pen, wound up and delivered the hormone dose straight to the heart. It worked – an instantaneous recovery.

Canadiens Win 20th Stanley Cup

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I was nine years old when the Habs and Bruins met in the 1977 Stanley Cup Final. The two "Original 6" teams clashed again in the 1978 final and 1979 semi-finals. Needless to say, for a young hockey-playing Montrealer, these victories were bliss. To this day my favourite Canadiens team is Scotty Bowman's lineup from the late seventies.

Mexico's macro story

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In February, my family took a trip to Mexico. In order to refresh myself on Mexico's macro story, I decided to go down a bit earlier. It seemed like a good time to check things out. President Nieto had been in office for a year now and country risk analysts have been discussing his broad reform agenda, known as the Pact for Mexico.


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