All posts by Francisco Rodríguez-Castro
Being Vigilant of the 7 Benchmarks to end 2022
We are just about to end the fourth quarter of 2022, and the year has not turned out to be as economically expansive as most hoped; with that in mind, we are updating our expectations for the...
- Posted November 22, 2022
P3s at Your Service Puerto Rico focuses on LUMA, but we forget there are other 8 P3s These days, the subject of Public Private Partnerships (P3s) has become daily news because of the turmoil surrounding the frequent,...
- Posted September 9, 2022
THINK STRATEGICALLY: Serving in Gov’t Is all About Character
Integrity, Character, and Strong Values As we begin our discussion, we must review what a moral compass is. A moral compass is the set of values taught since childhood that allows an individual to make prudent decisions...
- Posted August 19, 2022
The Benchmarks the Fed Must Contend With The Biggest Juggling Act in the World The norm is that numbers do not lie; they usually tell the tale for you. With every media outlet and dozens of experts...
- Posted July 15, 2022
THINK STRATEGICALLY: The Causes of the Global Food Shortages
How the Ukraine Conflict is Impacting Food Supplies As each day goes by, the war between Ukraine and Russia continues to destroy lives, with more than 7.7 million Ukrainian refugees, another eight million displaced within other parts...
- Posted June 24, 2022
THINK STRATEGICALLY: The 10 Issues Impacting Global Markets
This week, the market was shocked by the release of the latest Consumer Price Index (CPI), which exceeded estimates. To add insult to injury, U.S. consumer sentiment fell 14.04 percent to 50.2, its lowest level in history....
- Posted June 16, 2022
Puerto Ricans’ Second-Class U.S. Citizenship
Have you ever considered what second-class U.S. citizenship means?The Oxford English Dictionary defines second-class citizens as those “belonging to a social or political group whose rights and opportunities are inferior to those of the dominant group in...
- Posted April 30, 2022
U.S. Producer Price Index Increases to 9.62%
The U.S. and European stock markets closed the session with losses.
- Posted December 15, 2021
Global Market Square
The U.S. and European stock markets ended the session Tuesday recording all-time highs in a stark departure from last week’s sharp losses. As the concerns of the covid delta variant seem to be leveling off, most investors...
- Posted August 24, 2021
Global Market Square
The U.S. and European stock markets ended the week with gains, but not enough to make up for the losses accumulated during the week. This week, the Dow Jones lost 395.30 points, the S&P 500 lost 26.33...
- Posted August 20, 2021