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CIO Vantage Point
January 06, 2009 Posted by
Typically, we look forward to a new year and all it may bring. However, considering the markets and the economy, it feels as though many investors are already writing off 2009 as a lost cause.
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Economic Outlook
December 30, 2008 Posted by
As we wrap up 2008 it is important to reflect on both our actions and the actions of others in order to improve ourselves.
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Economic Outlook
December 23, 2008 Posted by
Hank's contention that "country folk" can adjust to their surroundings and survive without the trappings of normalcy applies now to the Federal Reserve (as well as the Treasury).
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Economic Outlook
December 16, 2008 Posted by
A lot of investors are losing sleep these days over zero percent yields on their Treasury holdings. It seems we have found the trigger point between fear and greed.
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Economic Outlook
December 09, 2008 Posted by
Hard times continue to spread throughout the economy, but recent aspirations expressed by government officials could prove to be a turning point both in the economy and the markets.
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Economic Outlook
December 02, 2008 Posted by
Money may make the world go round, but it is confidence that moves money. There is no doubt our financial system operates, or fails, based on the level of confidence placed in the system itself, causing self fulfilling prophecies to wreck havoc in times of stress.
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Economic Outlook
November 25, 2008 Posted by
Today, I did something I've advised dozens of friends, family, and clients not to do. I logged onto my brokerage account and looked at my balance.
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Economic Outlook
November 18, 2008 Posted by
Last week, the Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA), which has the esteemed position of regulator for Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac and the Federal Home Loan Banks, suggested a plan to assist homeowners.
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