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Advisories
August 09, 2011 Posted by
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committeevoted today to keep the overnight federal funds rate unchanged at a range of zero to 0.25 percent and said low rates are warranted through at least 2013 ...
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FX Outlook
August 08, 2011 Posted by
The accelerating rate of change in the deterioration of the global financial situation of the last three years was not anticipated by even the most seasoned forecasters. The scope and severity of the current financial dislocation has not been seen since the 1930’s.
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Observation Deck
August 01, 2011 Posted by
For more than a year, the euro zone's debt drama has been flaring up, fanned by financial challenges in Greece, Ireland and Portugal. With escalating market concerns about the potential fallout from defaults in Greece ...
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Advisories
July 28, 2011 Posted by
In today's world fraught with panic and fear, it is important to understand your cash investment strategy and ensure your approach is right for you ...
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FX Outlook
July 20, 2011 Posted by
Many investors consider gold to be the ultimate "safe haven" investment. Sure enough, following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, and through all the thick and thin since then (certainly more thick than thin), gold has delivered enviable returns...and, with much desired low volatility.
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Economic Outlook
July 20, 2011 Posted by
In this column back in April , I argued the case against a rate cut for the U.S. after S&P put the U.S. on "negative outlook." Now that Moody's* has followed suit by placing the U.S. on "review for possible downgrade," the possibility of a downgrade seems to be increasing.
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Public Policy
July 15, 2011 Posted by
On June 14, 2011, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America (IDEA) Act of 2011, which aims to promote innovation, research and job growth in the U.S.
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Public Policy
July 13, 2011 Posted by
Going public too soon can be a mistake for a startup, but current regulations often force companies to take this action before they are ready. Legislators in Washington are working to change that with the introduction of what's known as The Private Company Flexibility and Growth Act.
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