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International ETFs and Declining Currencies – Should You be Concerned?

The recent strength of the dollar against several emerging market currencies has reduced the returns of investments specialized in overseas stocks, bonds and exchange traded funds (ETFs).  Between January and mid-September, the Indian rupee depreciated over 17%, Brazilian Real 11%, Indonesian rupiah 17%, Turkish Lira 12% and the South African […]

| |April 14th, 2013|Comments Off
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Public Exchanges, Alternative Trading Systems and Dark Pools – They Can Co-exist

On October 2, 2013 the new SEC Commissioner, Mary Jo White, announced at a trade conference that the SEC will examine the role of self-regulation by public exchanges that include the NYSE Euronext and the NASDAQ OMX. Bankers and brokerage firms have long complained of the inherent conflict for these […]

| |April 12th, 2013|Comments Off
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Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) ETFs: Yet to Become Popular

Exchange traded funds or ETFs have grown in significant numbers over the past 20 years since the first ETF was issued in 1993 by State Street Advisors titled “SPDR” which tracked the S&P 500 index. The Investment Company Institute reports that the number of ETFs in August 2013 exceeded 1,260 […]

| |April 10th, 2013|Comments Off
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U.S. Banks Should Move Away From Libor

Introduction As the LIBOR scandal escalates and more banks are roped into the investigations, the British government is pushing through legislation incorporating the recommendation set forth by the Wheatley review.[1] They include appointing a new administrator to replace the British Bankers Association as the rate-setter for LIBOR and making it […]

| |April 5th, 2013|Comments Off
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Fed Policy and the Dollar

Ben Bernanke’s recent assurance of continuing the policy of quantitative easing has weakened the dollar against most major currencies. The Euro appreciated against the dollar from $1.2825 to $1.3262 in the three week period July 8 and July 21. During the same period, the English pound strengthened against the dollar […]

| |April 3rd, 2013|Comments Off
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New EU Regulations – Paving the Way for the United States of Europe?

The recent financial crisis in Europe has highlighted systematic shortcomings in the architecture of the European economic and monetary union. Several governments and private banks borrowed excessively to finance growth that ultimately proved difficult to sustain as the implosion of the real estate markets in the U.S. led to a […]

| |April 2nd, 2013|Comments Off
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Three of Nine GSIIs (Global Systemically Important Insurers) are American

On July 18, 2103, the G-20’s Financial Stability Board (FSB) released the list of global systemically important insurers (GSIIs). The designation classifies them as sufficiently large and interconnected to potentially create systemic failures of firms across the globe if any one of them were to default. Three of the nine […]

| |April 1st, 2013|Comments Off
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Corporate donations: Generosity is often part altruism, part goodwill hunting

They help people. They help the community. They raise the visibility of companies and build customer and employee loyalty. Sounds too good to be true. Gotta cost money. Yes, it does. But executives tend to agree that corporate donations are money well spent. Corporate giving jumped “enormously” last year nationally, […]

| |April 20th, 2006|Comments Off
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AMEX Willing to Cooperate with SSE.

Salvatore F. Sodano, CEO of AMEX expressed at an interview that AMEX is willing to cooperate with Shanghai Stock Excahnge (SSE) to realize cross-listing of stocks on the two markets when conditions are matured. Sodano said the coalition between stock exchanges worldwide in the future is more likely to adopt […]

| |April 17th, 2001|Comments Off