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Observation Deck
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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Advisories
May 23, 2011 Posted by
Market discipline has forced heavily-indebted countries to implement credible plans for fiscal austerity in the coming years. If the market loses confidence in these plans, we expect further challenges to the recovery and new challenges to political and social cohesion.
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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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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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Observation Deck
March 01, 2011 Posted by
Most of our technology and life science clients just wrapped up their annual financial planning and budgeting process - and March is typically a good month to perform an itemized review of investment portfolios ...
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Advisories
February 28, 2011 Posted by
On February 11, 2011, the Obama Administration delivered a report to Congress “Reforming America’s Housing Finance Market,” which marks the beginning of the political process in which the Obama Administration and Congress must agree on the structure and timing of mortgage reform.
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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 ...
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January 03, 2011 Posted by
For the new year ahead of us, many facets of the economy look to be replicas of 2010. Though there have been improvements in certain parts, much remains the same ...
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Advisories
December 14, 2010 Posted by
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee voted Tuesday to keep the federal funds rate unchanged at zero to 0.25 percent ...
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