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The FOMC Holds Steady as Markets Hit a “Tipping Point”

  Observations on the Capital Markets - Week Ended August 1, 2014 The FOMC met last week, expressed satisfaction and maintained course. While their policy decisions (continue the taper—now $25b—and keep the Fed Funds rate where it is) were no surprise, the … Continue reading

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What Happened within the Espirito Santo Group?

Observations on the Capital Markets – Week Ended July 11, 2014 It was a tough week for Europe over all last week – industrial production declined in Germany, Italy, France, and the UK, with the details broadly downbeat. Trade (import … Continue reading

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