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China Calling For New Reserve Currency

March 23, 2009

Tweet China today called for the replacement of the US Dollar as a reserve currency. The response is natural as the largest holder of US debt is facing the prospect of the United States spending its way out of recession, and using printing presses to do it. This proposal comes on the heels of another […]

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Treasury Yields Create Defeasance and Yield Maintenance Nightmare

December 11, 2008

Tweet Treasury yields have plummeted to near nothing, and in some cases they have even gone negative for the first time as investors are searching frantically for the financial equivalent of a panic room. To commercial real estate owners who are looking to sell, or refinance,¬†this has created yet another problem, the issue of maintaining […]

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Significant Rate Cuts Across Europe; Oil Below $65; LIBOR Plunges to 4-Year Low

November 6, 2008

Tweet European Central Banks made deep cuts in interest rates today. The European Central Bank (ECB) cut rates by 50 basis points to 3.25%. The Bank of England made its biggest cut in 27 years, cutting its key interest rate by 150 basis points to 3.00%.¬† Other banks which also lowered rates were the Swiss […]

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Notes From the ProLogis Earnings Call

October 26, 2008

Tweet ProLogis (PLD: 41.10 +0.39%) released its earnings numbers and its FFO numbers were down significantly, prompting a selloff in its stock as well as San Francisco-based AMB’s (AMB: 0.00 N/A). Digging into their earnings call were a few notable excerpts. On development: Beginning in September, we have done nothing but build to suit starts, […]

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Blitzkrieg on Interest Rates as US, ECB, Sweden, Switzerland, China, UK Cut Rates

October 8, 2008

Tweet In what is likely an unprecedented step today, major central banks across the world cut interest rates in what was a concerted effort. The United States, Bank of England, European Central Bank (ECB) cut rates by 0.5% each. The benchmark rates for each country are now as follows: United States – 1.5% ECB – […]

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Interest Rate Update

September 15, 2008

Tweet Prime Rate: 5.00% 30-Year Bond: 4.025% 10-Year Note: 3.398% 91-Day Bill: .0797% Fed Funds: 2.00% Libor (3-Mo.): 2.82%

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Interest Rate Update

August 19, 2008

Tweet Prime Rate – 5.00% 30-Year T-Bond – 4.434% 10-Year T-Note – 3.79% 91 Day T-Bill – 1.823% Fed Funds – 2.00% LIBOR (3 Mo.) – 2.81%

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Federal Reserve Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

August 5, 2008

Tweet The Federal Reserve has chosen to leave the Fed Funds Rate unchanged at 2.00%. The Fed also hinted that the rate could stay there for some time, and cited the risks of inflation and slow-down as threats to the economy.

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Interest Rate Update

August 4, 2008

Tweet Prime Rate – 5.00% 30-Year T-Bond – 4.595% 10-Year T-Note – 3.97% 91 Day T-Bill – 1.70% Fed Funds – 2.00% LIBOR (3 Mo.) – 2.80%

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Interest Rate Update

July 28, 2008

Tweet Current Rates: Prime Rate – 5.00% 30-Year T-Bond – 4.60% 10-Year T-Note – 4.03% 91 Day T-Bill – 1.65% Fed Funds – 2.06% LIBOR (3 Mo.) – 2.79%

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