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June 27, 2013 Posted by

To ensure the product is appropriate for their defined risk and liquidity tolerance, we believe investors and their boards should be fully aware prior to investing of the various issues CD programs can present, including liquidity risk, low transparency to bank failure, high penalties for early withdrawal which may cause loss of principal and other factors. 

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
June 26, 2013 Posted by
GDP just came in a whopping 0.8 percent below expectations but no one cares.  Why?  I trace the answer through Jason Aldean, Bushwick Bill, Tim Tebow, and Dick's Bar in Mendocino.
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Treasury Management
June 26, 2013 Posted by
This discussion offers suggestions about managing your cards program to enable accounts payable to become a revenue generator.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
June 21, 2013 Posted by
The Fed's non-move, China's bubble bursting, mortgage reform (again!) and LIBOR finger-pointing.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
June 18, 2013 Posted by
What Bernanke's departure may signal for the future.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
June 14, 2013 Posted by
QE taper, net worth increase, Rwanda, zombie funds, and more!
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FX Outlook; Global Edge
June 14, 2013 Posted by

The Indian rupee has been the worst-performing Asian currency over the past month. This last Tuesday the USD:INR rate reached 58.985 — an all-time high! This latest upswing in the USD:INR rate begun last month near 54.00 and was fueled by a combination of domestic and international factors (see below).  The all-time high rate prompted an unexpected appearance in the market by the Indian government. Their central bank , the Reserve Bank of India, intervened directly into the FX market by selling U.S. dollars. The intervention was successful, as it is now trading lower; however, seldom does one bout of intervention by a central bank turn the tide on a currency. I’ll make a side bet that intervention will be needed again to prevent further rupee weakness.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
June 13, 2013 Posted by

The Fed meets next week with QE on their minds.  Will they taper and if so, what effect will it have?  A Cornell professor's experiment provides some insight.

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