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As discussed in Saskatchewan Economic Success, natural resources are a key driver for the province’s current economic success.

Learning about Saskatchewan’s natural resources is important for many different people and for multiple reasons.

And not just for those living in Saskatchewan. Or only the natural resource sectors. 

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Future of the Euro

On 01/16/2012, in Economics, by Jordan Wilson

The Euro crisis continues to stumble along.

Lots of options to resolve the current difficulties. Most of them problematic in different ways.

What does the future hold for the Euro? 

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Europe in Crisis

On 01/14/2012, in Economics, by Jordan Wilson

Europe is undergoing a financial crisis.

For companies, individuals, and investors, this is a huge issue.

How will it play out? Who will suffer? Any resolution scenario will not be pain free. 

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Fiscal Lessons From Europe’s Crisis

On 11/19/2011, in Economics, by Jordan Wilson

A lot may be learned by studying the current fiscal crisis in Europe.

What policies caused today’s fiscal and economic situation in Europe?

What behaviour exacerbated the problem?

What can others learn so as to avoid getting into the same difficulties? 

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Europe and the Euro Crisis

On 11/07/2011, in Economics, by Jordan Wilson

Europe continues to go through its latest financial crisis.

What has gone on and what will happen in the future?

Well, if we knew for certainty what the outcome will be, we would all be billionaires. Or, at the least, we might be running MF Global instead of Jon Corzine and they would not be in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceedings today.

But we can go through a summary of what went on and where we are at today in Europe. 

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Why the Current Market Volatility?

On 10/11/2011, in Economics, by Jordan Wilson

I am constantly asked why global equity markets are experiencing so much volatility right now.

I think there are a variety of significant factors working together to create uncertainty in the markets. Each on their own impacts market volatility (or risk), together they are a nightmare for investors.

Today a quick summary of the major variables affecting global markets. 

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A very good article in The Wall Street Journal, How to Profit From Inflation.

It provides advice on how to survive the looming inflation. For that alone, it is worth a read.

But the article also reinforces some of the topics we have discussed in this blog.

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Breaking Up the Euro?

On 12/23/2010, in Economics, by Jordan Wilson

I am not always a fan of The Economist.

But they recently published an interesting article on Breaking Up the Euro Area.

It is well worth the read.

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Quantitative Easing Explained

On 11/15/2010, in Economics, by Jordan Wilson

You may have heard that the U.S. is embarking on “Quantitative Easing 2” (QE2) to stimulate the U.S. economy.

QE2 is an important topic to understand as it will affect the global economy as well.

I am against QE2 for many reasons.

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Economics for Everyone

On 10/15/2009, in Economics, Informal Education, by Jordan Wilson

I tend not to make general recommendations.

Each person is unique and what one person enjoys, another will not.

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