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FX Outlook
January 06, 2009 Posted by
Everyone knows the broader story for commodity prices in 2008; it was a tale of two wildly differing six-month periods. For the first half of the year virtually every commodity soared in value; after July 4, there was a collective nosedive.
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CIO Vantage Point
January 06, 2009 Posted by
Typically, we look forward to a new year and all it may bring. However, considering the markets and the economy, it feels as though many investors are already writing off 2009 as a lost cause.
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Economic Outlook
December 30, 2008 Posted by
As we wrap up 2008 it is important to reflect on both our actions and the actions of others in order to improve ourselves.
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FX Outlook
December 30, 2008 Posted by
Many corporations tend to use forwards to hedge their currency exposures - pricing is relatively transparent, the accounting simple and most finance staff are comfortable with them.
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FX Outlook
December 23, 2008 Posted by
The parallels are many and they are disturbing. Japan's problems started with a sharp decline in Japanese stocks in 1989.
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Economic Outlook
December 23, 2008 Posted by
Hank's contention that "country folk" can adjust to their surroundings and survive without the trappings of normalcy applies now to the Federal Reserve (as well as the Treasury).
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Economic Outlook
December 16, 2008 Posted by
A lot of investors are losing sleep these days over zero percent yields on their Treasury holdings. It seems we have found the trigger point between fear and greed.
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FX Outlook
December 16, 2008 Posted by
The CNY has been noticeably weaker in December. After spending several weeks around 6.82-6.83, it weakened towards 6.90, before strengthening slightly at the end of last week when the dollar lost ground to most currencies.
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