Mexico, Canada Join U.S. In Landmark Trade Agreement

From Tyler Durden: In a joint statement by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer and Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland, the new trilateral trade deal will be known as U.S. Mexico Canada Agreement, or USMCA. The new trade agreement with Mexico means “freer markets, fairer trade and robust economic growth.”

How Mexico Can Avoid A Populist Fate Under AMLO

From Franklin Templeton Investments: Markets had largely expected Andrés Manuel López Obrador to emerge victorious in Mexico’s presidential election on July 1, but only now are the longer-term implications of the new political mandate beginning to take shape as he awaits inauguration on December 1.

Will NAFTA Survive Trump’s Assault? (EWW)

From Franklin Templeton Investments: With US-led trade skirmishes opening up on multiple fronts, it’s natural to wonder if the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is in jeopardy. Here, Franklin Templeton Multi-Asset Solutions’ Stephen Lingard explains why he thinks NAFTA is not likely to be canceled–at least not outright.

Trump Wants A NAFTA Deal Done Soon (EWW)

From Tyler Durden: Having gone nowhere for the past year of Nafta negotiations, the Trump administration is said to be pushing for the U.S., Canada and Mexico to reach a Nafta deal in principle to be announced at the Summit of the Americas in Peru on April 13-14, Bloomberg reported citing three people familiar.

Mexico ETFs On Watch As Trump Renews Wall Threats

From Tyler Durden: While much of Trump’s Sunday tweets have focused on the government response to the devastation resulting from the historic Texas and Houston flooding as Tropical Storm Harvey is expected to unleash as much as 40 inches of rain, the US president managed to sneak in a few threats to his North American neighbors.

This Mexico ETF’s Post-Trump Recovery Has Been Impressive

There was considerable focus on Mexico after President Trump’s election last November and the largest ETF that tracks the country’s equity market, EWW (iShares MSCI Mexico Capped, Expense Ratio 0.49%, $1.3 billion in AUM) was initially pummeled for several months before recovering at the beginning of March this year.