Author Archives: Janar Wasito

About Janar Wasito

Janar Wasito is the manager of Magis Capital in San Diego, CA. He is a graduate of Harvard and Stanford Law School, and a former Marine Officer.

Standard & Poor’s demote Brazil’s debt to junk status; Petrobras, not Investment Grade

The Economist has this piece out, today. I must ask, is it just my impression, or are many wealthy Brazilians actually out of the country, trying as hard as possible to give birth in America, etc.? “Petrobras, the state-controlled energy … Continue reading

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Brazil’s policymakers have stuck their heads in the sand. -The Economist

Brazil’s disastrous budget All fall down Brazil is in an economic hole—and still digging PLENTY of countries run deficits. And when recessions occur, loosening the public purse strings makes sense for many of them. But Brazil is not most countries. … Continue reading

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The Economist on Brazilian Protests

Protests in Brazil The wisdom of crowds After massive demonstrations against her, Dilma Rousseff will struggle to relaunch her presidency Mar 21st 2015 | SÃO PAULO | From the print edition DILMA ROUSSEFF, Brazil’s president, expected the anti-government protests on … Continue reading

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Brazil in The Economist

Brazil In a quagmire Latin America’s erstwhile star is in its worst mess since the early 1990s Feb 28th 2015 | From the print edition CAMPAIGNING for a second term as Brazil’s president in an election last October, Dilma Rousseff … Continue reading

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The Economist on World Cup

The Economist reviews Brazil’s game with Germany. Personally, I think the interest in soccer is overdone and too much attention has been paid to a game. On the positive side, the pacification police seem to have cleared some of the … Continue reading

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World Cup – Halftime Verdict, Belindia, the Germany match

I am not much of a soccer (Futbol) fan, but with the Germany match all in the news, I will say this on behalf of Brazil, a country I have come to love in the last few years: Arguably the … Continue reading

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The Economist on Brazil: Futbol, Art, etc

Scanning The Economist newspaper weekly for articles relating to Latin America is one barometer of how the English speaking financial world views Brazil, Mexico, and the other major economies Central and South America. Of particular interest this tidbit, from the … Continue reading

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