This site is a running “Scrapbook” of economic, financial, cultural, and geopolitical topics and issues facing America and the world today. It is designed to provide insight into the ebb and flow of the directional current of today’s trends. Concurrently, Montefide is a Socioeconomic and Geo-Political Journal of current, historical and recent events that influence our daily lives in a myriad of different ways. It was started to wade through the fog of everyday news that is designed more for entertainment purposes than information. This site does not make money from any advertising nor does it garner fees from any commercial enterprise. It is specifically for informational purposes.