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January 03, 2012 Posted by
Recent headlines regarding MF Global (MFG) are a great illustration of the value of strong corporate governance and the significance of a firm being run in a prudent fashion with complete transparency to all stakeholders.
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December 01, 2011 Posted by
The European sovereign debt crisis continues to be one of the main headlines throughout 2011. Though the problem was once thought to be isolated to Greece and that country’s fiscal ineptness, it is clearly much more complicated and widespread.
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November 01, 2011 Posted by
Opportunities do exist for investors to create value in a zero-bound interest rate environment, even with lingering concerns over a faltering global economic recovery and a possible double-dip recession.
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October 03, 2011 Posted by
On September 8, President Obama announced his American Jobs Act to both Congress and the American people. The ultimate goal of this act is intended to support the labor market, boost spending, and jumpstart the slowing economy ...
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September 01, 2011 Posted by
The much-anticipated recent speech by Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke was notable not so much for monetary policy insight – but because he emphasized that it is now Congress and the President's turn to step up. But the Fed still has options available to support the economy ...
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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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July 01, 2011 Posted by
With QE2 now complete, the ongoing debate centers on whether the Federal Reserve Board should or will implement another round of quantitative easing. However, there are significant current differences that argue against the need for a QE3 ...
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June 01, 2011 Posted by
Given that the first quarter of 2011 saw a lower-than-forecasted GDP growth of 1.8 percent, and higher fuel and food price growth are curbing spending on discretionary items for households, is the positive trend in job growth sustainable?
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May 02, 2011 Posted by
With the economy said to be on a firmer footing this year, given stronger economic data and greater confidence, investors are anxious for improved returns in their investment portfolios ...
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April 01, 2011 Posted by
In the time since the Federal Reserve Board brought the target fed funds rate to 0.00 - 0.25 percent, there has been more volatility and opportunity in the two-year Treasury note than short Treasury bills.
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