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FX Outlook
December 21, 2010 Posted by
With only one week left in the year, it is safe to conclude 2010 was an interesting year for the financial markets. There was plenty to discuss and many concerns have yet to be answered.
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Economic Outlook
December 21, 2010 Posted by
Perhaps we can boil this down to a short maxim: Sometimes it's better to stop, wait, look and listen. Or, better put: Don't just do something, stand there! This is the course the Fed seems to be taking and I, for one, am applauding.
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Economic Outlook
December 14, 2010 Posted by
When bond markets move like this there is always a scramble to identify exactly why. Sometimes it can be obvious, like when yields begin to run just after an employment figure is released. But this time, it was less than obvious.
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Advisories
December 14, 2010 Posted by
The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee voted Tuesday to keep the federal funds rate unchanged at zero to 0.25 percent ...
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Economic Outlook
December 08, 2010 Posted by
Last Wednesday brought a wonderful data dump by the Fed as they complied with a congressional order to release the recipients of TARP funds. The website ProPublica provides a list of the recipients of these funds as well as the funds provided to Fannie and Freddie.
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FX Outlook
December 08, 2010 Posted by
Last week started with the euro (EUR) plunging to 2½-month lows against the USD amid concern that the Irish bailout was not big enough and contagion fears to other euro zone members. The single currency reversed course to rally in the latter part of the week as the European Central Bank (ECB) announced it would continue to provide liquidity to the system into Q1 2011.
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Observation Deck
December 01, 2010 Posted by
As we near the end of another year and the holiday season is upon us, all eyes are on the U.S. consumer, watching to see if the old ways of spending will return, leaving behind the mentality of saving more...
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Economic Outlook
November 30, 2010 Posted by
Contrary to popular opinion, the savings rate has not been negative in recent decades. Though many would have you believe Americans are soullessly irresponsible consumers...
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