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Collateral Reserves: What Is Behind Record Low and Negative Yields

By |2019-08-19T17:40:52-04:00August 19th, 2019|Bonds, Currencies, Economy, Federal Reserve/Monetary Policy, Markets|

It was truly startling when it was announced. The second and more dangerous phase of the Global Financial Crisis had begun on July 15, 2008. Within two weeks, Merrill Lynch had etched its name on the growing list of “troubled” institutions. On July 28, 2008, Merrill Lynch agreed to sell $30.6 billion gross notional amount [...]

Contrarian Signals

By |2008-10-15T18:08:46-04:00October 15th, 2008|Economy|

While it may seem nuts to be thinking about buying anything now, it still makes sense to keep up with the contrarian signals. If you are going to be an investor (rather than a trader) you have to consider buying after the market has fallen. After all, how can you buy low if you don't? [...]

Bank America in Talks to Buy….Merrill?

By |2008-09-14T20:53:59-04:00September 14th, 2008|Economy|

Update: I guess this is obvious, but Bloomberg is reporting that B of A is walking away from any Lehman deal: Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Bank of America Corp. abandoned talks to buy Lehman Brothers Holdings Inc., according to a person with knowledge of the matter, less than three hours after Barclays Plc said it [...]