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Observation Deck
September 01, 2010 Posted by
There has been much discussion about the recent rally in the bond market, primarily in U.S. Treasuries, with some observers labeling it as the next "Bubble."
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Wine Industry
September 01, 2010 Posted by
The winemakers at Staglin Family Winery have taken the old saying, "Wine is simply sunshine in a glass" to a completely new level.
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FX Outlook
August 31, 2010 Posted by
Fed Chairman Bernanke laid his remaining policy cards on the table last Friday from Jackson Hole, Wyoming at the Kansas City Fed central bank meeting.
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Economic Outlook
August 31, 2010 Posted by
The bullets we need for economic recovery have been with us all along. For evidence, you need look no further than the first report card on Fannie and Freddie since conservatorship.
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Wine Industry
August 26, 2010 Posted by
Gary Vaynerchuk is a master promoter. As of today, he has 854,000 Twitter followers. These are people who WANT to follow him and hear his opinions about wine.
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FX Outlook
August 24, 2010 Posted by
Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM), Malaysia's central bank, has announced further liberalization rules for foreign exchange (FX) transactions with the aim of promoting "greater efficiency in the conduct of international trade and a conducive business environment in Malaysia so as to strengthen the linkages with the regional and global economies."
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Economic Outlook
August 24, 2010 Posted by
There is much to be learned about life by simply observing human behavior.

Last week, I had an opportunity to learn something about myself that was both surprising and revealing with regard to the analysis of economic and policy woes of today.
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Economic Outlook
August 17, 2010 Posted by
In February 2007, HSBC shocked the analyst community when it put aside $10.6 billion to cover future losses on bad mortgage debt. Other lenders were in a similar situation and a cascade of dour mortgage market predictions kicked off the - take your pick of names - liquidity, consumer leverage, credit quality, stock market, bond market, CDS market, sovereign debt, mismatched funding, euro, trade deficit, currency reserve, and interest rate crisis.
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