Economic Outlook

 

Economic Outlook
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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Economic Outlook
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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Economic Outlook
March 07, 2011 Posted by
The "glass half-empty" crowd always has a large cheering section, but the '08 Liquidity Crisis is an added power to their message ...
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Economic Outlook
February 15, 2011 Posted by
Mortgage underwriters, analysts, salesmen, executives, and even investors were not paying attention for some years leading up to the liquidity crash of '08. But the slo-mo effect began much earlier in 2007 when Household Finance announced dismal first quarter earnings due to write-downs from their subprime unit.
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Economic Outlook
February 07, 2011 Posted by
In fact, the Fed owns more Treasuries than anyone with a cool trillion dollars of those risk-free assets.  OK, maybe this was a trick question. I mean, after all, if I asked who owns the most IBM stock, you wouldn’t think counting the stock in their Treasury department would count.
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Economic Outlook
February 01, 2011 Posted by
In the rapid-fire atmosphere that is trench warfare, quick decision making is key in the literal definition of the word. It's not always important that your decisions be 100 percent correct, but it is vital you react and counter with rapidity.
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Economic Outlook
January 25, 2011 Posted by
Unfortunately, whistling past the graveyard has become "situation normal" for many government agencies, but the Fed is not likely to be considered one of them.
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Economic Outlook
January 18, 2011 Posted by
This nearly $3 trillion industry has provided daily liquidity and money market returns like clockwork for nearly 40 years. Then, in 2008, a fund manager loaded up on Lehman paper garnering some extra yield in hopes the Fed would provide a rescue.
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Economic Outlook
January 11, 2011 Posted by
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) which oversees Fannie and Freddie, extended portfolio caps for the twins going forward last month. Specifically, they initially capped ownership of mortgages at $900 billion each in December 2009...
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Economic Outlook
January 10, 2011 Posted by
SVB Financial Group’s perspective on the U.S. economy is framed by our focus on the innovation sectors: software, hardware, life sciences and cleantech. At SVB we have access to financial data from thousands of these companies — our clients — every quarter.
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