Welcome to No Borders, a newsletter intended to help beginning investors under-stand economic trends occurring in the U.S. and around the world, and identifying publicly traded companies poised to benefit from those trends. This newsletter is the result of a collaborative effort between Bob Finkelstein and Tsee Lee, two friends who met playing soccer in Philadelphia, and who later discovered they share a mutual interest in analyzing financial markets. Although we are not investment professionals, we both possess a healthy interest in the financial markets, and have been researching ideas and following developments on our own for a combined total of more than 30 years. Here, you will find analysis of some of the issues publicly traded companies are facing, as well as ongoing trends affecting them. At the very least, we hope to give you some food for thought that may jump-start your own inquiries that will help you to decide whether these are areas you would like to invest in. We encourage you to post questions, whether about our stories or your own financial concerns. From setting up brokerage accounts to picking stocks, we will do our best to give you the information you need.