2011 Bond Market Outlook & 2010 Review
Dec26

2011 Bond Market Outlook & 2010 Review

2010 has been a very interesting year for bonds, with the European sovereign debt crisis significantly affecting prices in that region.  Another big story was with US treasuries, which have seen a huge run up in prices with plenty of investor demand during the second and third quarters of 2010, only to see a sell off in last the few months of the year. 2011 will be another year of uncertainty and investor worry in global bonds. ...

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2011 Currencies Outlook & 2010 Review
Jan07

2011 Currencies Outlook & 2010 Review

2010 was a rollercoast year for currencies.  The euro dropped versus the US dollar to its lowest level since 2006, due to the European sovereign debt crisis. Canada’s financially stable banking system and commodity rich economy helped the Canadian dollar to rise above parity.  The Japanese yen, also rose to a 15 year high against the dollar after the Bank of Japan and new prime minister intervened in the market, to aggressively...

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2011 Mergers & Acquisitions Outlook and 2010 Summary
Jan17

2011 Mergers & Acquisitions Outlook and 2010 Summary

NOTE: A NEWER ARTICLE HAS BEEN PUBLISHED (7/6/2011) •   2011 Mid-Year Mergers & Acquisitions Update and Outlook. In 2010, corporate merger and acquisition (M&A) activity made a huge comeback. Most of the M&A activity involved North American companies, but activity has also increased around the world, and in various market sectors / industries.  Companies have stashed away a record amount of cash, which they have hoarded...

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