Observation Deck

 

Observation Deck
February 02, 2009
Capital preservation and liquidity provision have always been the central investment objectives for a corporate cash investor.
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Observation Deck
January 02, 2009
Contrary to holiday ads screaming, buy, buy, buy... the current sentiment is clearly bye-bye buy.
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Observation Deck
December 01, 2008
Since at least mid September, all corporate investment options have rightfully received unprecedented investor scrutiny, and corporate debt has been avoided regardless of its underlying credit strength.
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Observation Deck
November 03, 2008
The expression "cash is king" could not be more true than during times of financial distress.
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Observation Deck
October 01, 2008
History is being made before our eyes, we all know that. What we don't know, and certainly wish we did, is how it ends.
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Observation Deck
September 01, 2008
An agent is a person or business that acts on behalf of another entity. In the case of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac (let's call them the "the twins" for expediency's sake), that "other entity" is the U.S. government.
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Observation Deck
August 01, 2008
What's a broker to do? Faced with zero client appetite for their high-payout products such as mortgage backed and auction rate securities, the broker business suddenly isn't what it used to be.
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Observation Deck
July 01, 2008
The financial market events since last summer have raised the question "What's the next shoe to drop?"
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Observation Deck
June 02, 2008
Money market funds (MMFs) have been around for over 35 years and are a very popular, relatively low-risk place for investors to park their cash during uncertain times.
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Observation Deck
May 01, 2008
The credibility of the London Interbank Offered Rate, otherwise known as LIBOR, as key benchmark rate for the financial system has been under scrutiny of late and may have gone unnoticed if it wasn't for the Federal Reserve.
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