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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
September 14, 2012 Posted by
This week's Top 8 is up: The Fed, Private Equity vs. Private Equity, Moody's and the Treasury, China, and Wanna buy an island?
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
September 13, 2012 Posted by

The Fed announced another round of "quantitative easing" in the form of $40 billion of mortgage purchases per month until the labor market "improves substantially."  The stated goal is to "increase policy accommodation" by driving down the cost of borrowing not only in the mortgage sector, but in other areas as relative valuations adjust.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
September 06, 2012 Posted by
This week’s Top 8, errr Top 6 is up!  Kill the Fed?, car boosters, Draghi’s plan, and manufacturing.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
September 05, 2012 Posted by

A conveniently leaked statement from the ECB yesterday purports they will begin an "unlimited, sterilized" buying program for eurozone debt with maturities up to three years.  The markets cheered as they have every "kick-the-can" announcement thus far, but there's more to the story.

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Observation Deck
September 04, 2012 Posted by
It is often written, and perhaps too quickly assumed, that the aftermath of the financial crisis has left corporate investors with limited suitable fixed income investment choices. This impression is understandable given the high level of scrutiny that corporate executives, audit committees, and board members are giving investment vehicles.
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CIO Vantage Point
August 31, 2012 Posted by

Jackson Hole, housing, consumer debt, Draghi and a European recovery?...well, probably not!

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
August 30, 2012 Posted by

Many of the bureaucrats in Europe believe in a single mantra for keeping the euro:“It would be too expensive to let it go!”
Well, that may be, but before jumping to that conclusion let’s look at the facts.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
August 24, 2012 Posted by
This week's Top Eight includes: The SEC, the "twins," brokers, JOBS and, of course, Europe.
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