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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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FX Outlook
December 02, 2008 Posted by
In a world of imploding equity valuations and panic-stricken debt markets, currencies have been relatively stable.
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Economic Outlook
December 02, 2008 Posted by
Money may make the world go round, but it is confidence that moves money. There is no doubt our financial system operates, or fails, based on the level of confidence placed in the system itself, causing self fulfilling prophecies to wreck havoc in times of stress.
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Economic Outlook
November 25, 2008 Posted by
Today, I did something I've advised dozens of friends, family, and clients not to do. I logged onto my brokerage account and looked at my balance.
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FX Outlook
November 25, 2008 Posted by
This past week, the currency markets have found no shelter from the storm that seems to part of the financial markets' daily routine. The dollar continues to climb higher as weak economic news pours in from around the globe.
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FX Outlook
November 18, 2008 Posted by
The leaders of the G20 countries met in Washington over the weekend. Collectively, their economies make up 90 percent of global GDP and are consequently more representative of the global economy than the G8, which no longer has the economic and political dominance it did when the name was formally coined in 1997 upon the inclusion of Russia.
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Economic Outlook
November 18, 2008 Posted by
Last week, the Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA), which has the esteemed position of regulator for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks, suggested a plan to assist homeowners.
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