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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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Economic Outlook
December 09, 2008 Posted by
Hard times continue to spread throughout the economy, but recent aspirations expressed by government officials could prove to be a turning point both in the economy and the markets.
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FX Outlook
December 08, 2008 Posted by
Since this past summer, USD has rebounded forcefully from a seven-year bear cycle that started in Q1 2002. The global financial crisis has created massive demand for the USD that propelled the currency to stage a dramatic comeback.
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