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Economic Outlook
January 05, 2010 Posted by

At 11:30 a.m. EST on Christmas Eve, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced a handful of significant changes to its support of those venerable twins: Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Most significant was an unveiling of its potential equity injections for the next three years.

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Observation Deck
January 04, 2010 Posted by

As we enter 2010, fixed-income investments in the short end of the yield curve are trading at levels near historic lows. Even money fund investors are now facing yields hovering just above zero. This downward pressure has been caused by several factors.

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FX Outlook
December 29, 2009 Posted by

2010 is likely to be the year of the global recovery. Thanks to the coordinated, sizeable and successful global policy stimulus, the world economy is entering 2010 in what appears to be the very early stages of the recovery. Across

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Economic Outlook
December 29, 2009 Posted by

Reviewing some of my older columns this week, I came across the article below that was written just over one year ago. Aside from the specific statistics I had cited, the general advice remains true embrace the horror that is

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FX Outlook
December 23, 2009 Posted by

What do Mexico, Greece and Dubai have in common besides warm weather? DEBT — mountains of it. And where there's smoke, there's fire. The real concern in the markets is who might be next. So far we've had a solid

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CIO Vantage Point
December 23, 2009 Posted by

'Twas the year before mortgage reform, when all through the House Not a creature was stirring, not even Tiger's spouse. The proposals were hung by the lectern with care, In hopes that private lenders soon would be there. The members were nestled all snug in their beds, While visions of campaign donations danced

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Economic Outlook
December 15, 2009 Posted by

Managing one's psychological state is critical for the successful investor. This includes everything from finding balance between quantitative and qualitative inputs to ensuring you are mentally sharp when critical decisions must be made. The same, I guess, could be said for almost any endeavor. 
 

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FX Outlook
December 15, 2009 Posted by

The unemployment data published on December 4, 2009 gave us a rare insight into how the traders in different markets view the numbers. Arguably, the most interesting was that of the equity traders. Stocks initially jumped higher by 150 points

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