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Economic Outlook
April 19, 2011 Posted by
Treasuries maturing in 30 days have dropped from the 0.05 - 0.10 percent range to the 0.01 - 0.02 percent range. Overnight repurchase agreements (or "repo") spent last week at zero.
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FX Outlook
April 12, 2011 Posted by
A firm cannot avoid interest rate risk when borrowing. The CFO or Treasurer with a loan based on a floating rate index, such as Prime or LIBOR, is exposed to the risk that short-term interest rates will rise, causing borrowing costs to rise.
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Wine Industry
April 11, 2011 Posted by
Please join Silicon Valley Bank's Wine Division for a Web seminar presenting the findings of the 2011 - 2012 State of the Wine Industry Report ...
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FX Outlook; Venture Capital; Europe
April 11, 2011 Posted by
The role played by entrepreneurship in bolstering the UK economy has been the subject of much interest and debate over the course of recent months. A number of new initiatives designed to promote and encourage entrepreneurial activity have been unveiled, including tax breaks, visas for entrepreneurs and the re-development of London's Olympic site into a technology city to rival the Valley.
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FX Outlook
April 05, 2011 Posted by
Japan has been stuck in an economic malaise of historic proportions. Its stock market, the Nikkei, has fallen from a high of almost 39,000 in early 1990 to a closing level of 9755 on March 31, a decline of about 75 percent.
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Observation Deck
April 01, 2011 Posted by
In the time since the Federal Reserve Board brought the target fed funds rate to 0.00 - 0.25 percent, there has been more volatility and opportunity in the two-year Treasury note than short Treasury bills.
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Quarterly Economic Report
April 01, 2011 Posted by
No, the title to this commentary is not a typo. On March 22, the Treasury announced it would sell its mortgage holdings, plunking a cool $10 billion of the securities back into the market on a monthly basis until its entire $142 billion of holdings have been depleted. On the other side of this transaction, the Treasury will do… nothing.
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Economic Outlook
March 29, 2011 Posted by
Often when I'm asked to speak at events, I am introduced as an economist. When this occurs I do my best to correct the perception. In my view, to be considered an economist is a slur. Let me explain.
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