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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
March 18, 2013 Posted by
There is more than one way to recapitalize a banking system.  Cyprus is choosing a unique tax.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
March 15, 2013 Posted by
Dow record, job turnover, shopping mall madness, and Washington stasis. 
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
March 14, 2013 Posted by
There are three phases to the economic cycle: growth, recession, and recovery. The U.S. is no longer recovering – the recovery is already here and gone!
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
March 08, 2013 Posted by
Weathered jobs, Dow peak breaks, and anecdotal support.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
March 06, 2013 Posted by
It's no wonder we don't worry about the same things as Washington.  After all, there are many differences between us and them.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
March 01, 2013 Posted by
GDP, Italy, UK, and Sequester Day!
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
February 28, 2013 Posted by
There was plenty of reason for terminal housing bulls to snort and pound their hooves this week, however a longer-term view argues for a more docile view.
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Observation Deck
February 27, 2013 Posted by

Four years of quantitative easing and an essentially zero percent target rate have certainly had an impact on the bond markets and corporate cash management. We saw the Fed's balance sheet balloon to over $3 trillion in January, the ten-year Treasury note hit an all-time low of 1.39 percent in July of last year, and U.S. corporate bond issuance had a record year with over $1.3 trillion in new issuance. Now that we are two months into 2013, it might be worthwhile to take a look at how this year is shaping up in terms of corporate bond issuance and what that means for corporate cash investment portfolios.

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