Insights

 

FX Outlook; Asia
February 01, 2011 Posted by
China's effort to create an offshore international market for its currency in Hong Kong has generated huge excitement. Since China liberalized trade settlement and investment rules last July, large amount of CNH (CNY that are freely traded in Hong Kong) has accumulated in Hong Kong's banking system.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

Economic Outlook
February 01, 2011 Posted by
In the rapid-fire atmosphere that is trench warfare, quick decision making is key in the literal definition of the word. It's not always important that your decisions be 100 percent correct, but it is vital you react and counter with rapidity.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

Observation Deck
February 01, 2011 Posted by
From the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary comes a reasonably good definition for elephant in the room: "An obvious problem that nobody wants to discuss". It seems a near-perfect description of the situation facing money fund providers, and their investors ...
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

Economic Outlook
January 25, 2011 Posted by
Unfortunately, whistling past the graveyard has become "situation normal" for many government agencies, but the Fed is not likely to be considered one of them.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Outlook; Asia
January 25, 2011 Posted by
China is eager to successfully "internationalize" its currency, as it looks to further promote international trade and associated trade settlement. But as always, it will proceed on its own terms despite global demand for change.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

FX Outlook
January 18, 2011 Posted by

The financial markets have been inundated with rumors that Brussels is about to make the euro zone's main bailout fund more effective.

Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

Economic Outlook
January 18, 2011 Posted by
This nearly $3 trillion industry has provided daily liquidity and money market returns like clockwork for nearly 40 years. Then, in 2008, a fund manager loaded up on Lehman paper garnering some extra yield in hopes the Fed would provide a rescue.
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion

Economic Outlook
January 11, 2011 Posted by
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) which oversees Fannie and Freddie, extended portfolio caps for the twins going forward last month. Specifically, they initially capped ownership of mortgages at $900 billion each in December 2009...
Read More
0 Comments | Join the Discussion