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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
July 12, 2013 Posted by
IMF downgrade, private fund unveiling, China trade, and German sovereignty.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
July 11, 2013 Posted by
A quick, broad look at today's economy.
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Observation Deck
July 01, 2013 Posted by
The Fed believes the U.S. economy must be on stronger footing to consider reducing bond purchases and ending quantitative easing programs (QE). The talk of the possible end of QE led to a recent spike in bond yields. Since Chairman Ben Bernanke’s economic testimony to Congress on May 22, the U.S. Treasury curve has seen bond yields climbed as high as 60 basis points.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
June 28, 2013 Posted by

Fed over-communication, GDP undershoots, Housing’s rise, and Chinese riots.

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Advisories
June 27, 2013 Posted by

To ensure the product is appropriate for their defined risk and liquidity tolerance, we believe investors and their boards should be fully aware prior to investing of the various issues CD programs can present, including liquidity risk, low transparency to bank failure, high penalties for early withdrawal which may cause loss of principal and other factors. 

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CIO Vantage Point
June 26, 2013 Posted by
GDP just came in a whopping 0.8 percent below expectations but no one cares.  Why?  I trace the answer through Jason Aldean, Bushwick Bill, Tim Tebow, and Dick's Bar in Mendocino.
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Treasury Management
June 26, 2013 Posted by
This discussion offers suggestions about managing your cards program to enable accounts payable to become a revenue generator.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
June 21, 2013 Posted by
The Fed's non-move, China's bubble bursting, mortgage reform (again!) and LIBOR finger-pointing.
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