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CIO Vantage Point
March 29, 2011 Posted by
Often when I'm asked to speak at events, I am introduced as an economist. When this occurs I do my best to correct the perception. In my view, to be considered an economist is a slur. Let me explain.
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FX Outlook
March 29, 2011 Posted by

In the last few months, we have had governments overthrown, devastating earthquakes, the U.S. has entered its third armed conflict, and some countries are on the verge of bankruptcy. In addition, the U.S. economy is struggling along and has yet to produce enough jobs to the unemployed.

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CIO Vantage Point
March 22, 2011 Posted by
Thus far, the government's attempts to jump over the drama of the current recession have had less than spectacular results. To be sure, the American drive is alive and well, but we've hit more than a bump in the road and now everyone is scrambling for answers.
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FX Outlook
March 22, 2011 Posted by
The yen's surge in the wake of the earthquake and tsunami may have seemed counter-intuitive at first glance, but it reflected, in part, market speculation that Japanese firms and the Japanese government will repatriate money now invested overseas in order to pay insurance claims and the cost of rebuilding.
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Global Edge; Asia
March 21, 2011 Posted by
China's new offshore currency (CNH) affords you new opportunities as you do business overseas. Learn about how offshore CNH will ultimately enable two-way foreign exchange conversions for ongoing, Hong Kong-only based transactions, and will not be subject to current onshore (CNY)-based restrictions ...
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CIO Vantage Point
March 15, 2011 Posted by
In fact, one of the many fallacies being exposed today about the financial world is the activity, duty and purpose of the ratings agencies. Contrary to what many believe, ratings are not handed down from a power on high, implying that a triple-A investment can never go wrong...
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Advisories
March 15, 2011 Posted by
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee voted to keep the federal funds rate unchanged at zero to 0.25 percent, and retained its pledge to keep the benchmark rate "exceptionally low" for an "extended period" ...
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FX Outlook; Asia
March 15, 2011 Posted by
Last year proved to be yet another strong economic period for China. Within the Pan-Asian region, China's spending spree in the last couple of years has directly benefited its neighboring economies, as the rest of the developed world continue to work slowly through the most painful global recession on record.
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