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FX Daily
October 03, 2013 Posted by
The USD slid to its weakest level of the year vs. the EUR as the U.S. government's partial shutdown added to concerns that economic growth will slow and prompt the Federal Reserve to further delay reducing its monetary stimulus.
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FX Daily
October 02, 2013 Posted by
The USD remains weak via "Government Shutdown Day 2". In early U.S. trading, the EUR spiked vs. the USD after ECB President Draghi refrained from signaling that any new measures are needed to boost Euroland's recovery.
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FX Daily
September 16, 2013 Posted by
The fireworks started over the weekend as former US Treasury Secretary (and front‐runner to replace Ben Bernanke as Fed Chairman) Larry Summers, withdrew his name from consideration for the post in a letter to President Obama. With Summers out of the running, the USD moved lower and equities moved higher.
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Observation Deck
October 01, 2012 Posted by

In recent months, the financial markets have been focusing on Europe, the Fed, the fiscal cliff, and even money market fund reforms. One topic that has not received much attention is the looming expiration of the unlimited guarantee for noninterest-bearing transaction deposit accounts, which was a mandate of section 343 of the Dodd-Frank Reform Bill.

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Observation Deck
May 01, 2012 Posted by
In the latest FOMC meeting, the Federal Reserve commented again that they felt inflation is contained and the recent rise in energy prices was “only temporary.” With that backdrop,it is expected that committee members will maintain their accommodative monetary policy until stronger economic data emerges....
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Observation Deck
December 01, 2011 Posted by
The European sovereign debt crisis continues to be one of the main headlines throughout 2011. Though the problem was once thought to be isolated to Greece and that country’s fiscal ineptness, it is clearly much more complicated and widespread.
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Observation Deck
July 01, 2011 Posted by
With QE2 now complete, the ongoing debate centers on whether the Federal Reserve Board should or will implement another round of quantitative easing. However, there are significant current differences that argue against the need for a QE3 ...
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