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FX Outlook
April 06, 2010 Posted by
While the USD has appreciated broadly against the major currencies during Q1 2010, it has failed to appreciate against the JPY, and USD/JPY has been relatively stable.
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Observation Deck
April 01, 2010 Posted by
In response to the severe market disruption to the economy two years ago, the Federal Reserve created multiple liquidity programs aimed at stabilizing the financial system. Since then, market conditions have improved and the Fed is now tasked with implementing a strategy to normalize monetary policy.
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Quarterly Economic Report
April 01, 2010 Posted by
In recent weeks we have seen interest rates on the rise some 20 percent or more! Of course, that’s only about 20 basis points in the front end, but many believe this indicates a market gearing up for interest rate increases.
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CIO Vantage Point
March 30, 2010 Posted by
I had the typical childhood growing up, including time with most of the classic fairy tales. However, I never read Alice in Wonderland, nor did I see any film versions until just this past weekend.
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FX Outlook
March 30, 2010 Posted by
We wondered if we could find a comparable instance of legislation from other administrations from which to analyze the current universal health care bill, and determine the effects on the U.S. economy and ultimately the USD. The Johnson administration seems to provide some answers.
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FX Outlook
March 23, 2010 Posted by
It seems to have been a while since we examined what is happening with the Canadian dollar (CAD). The CAD — affectionately known as the loonie after the bird that is on the back of the one dollar bill — is approaching parity with the US$. The question that is inevitably being asked: How strong will it get?
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CIO Vantage Point
March 23, 2010 Posted by
Planning out your actions is always good advice. However, when opposing parties get to react with free will, which they always do, plans beyond step one are rarely the correct course. This Yiddish proverb says it best: Man plans, God laughs.
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FX Outlook
March 16, 2010 Posted by
All governments regulate foreign trade. The extent to which they do so is a matter of great controversy and debate. Advocates of protectionism focus on the cost advantages of cheap labor in less developed countries, infant domestic industries needing protection
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