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  1. Merger of Smaller Rivals Shouldn't Damage This Commercial Real Estate Powerhouse

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    Wed, 13 May 2015

    businesses, with results generally linked to transactions, which can cause some short-term volatility in results. Another credit crunch , tighter lending standards, or rising interest rates could push commercial real estate activity far below those seen in

  2. High Yield Still Poised to Outperform

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    Fri, 8 May 2015

    Merrill Lynch US High Yield Index rose 1.2% in April and has gained 3.8% thus far this year. The gain was driven by tightening credit spreads as the average credit spread of the index itself tightened about 56 basis points to 448 basis points over Treasuries

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    has gained 3.8% thus far this year. The gain was driven by tightening credit spreads as the average credit spread of the index itself tightened about 56 basis points to 448 basis points over Treasuries. A
  3. Can the EU Solve the Greek Puzzle While Pushing for Growth?

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    Wed, 6 May 2015

    inappropriate fiscal management in Greece before 2008. The 2007-2008 credit crunch exposed many European and especially Greek banks to great losses. The credit crunch also caused a reduction in bank lending and investment and generated a recession. In addition to an already high level of debt for domestic reasons, Greece

  4. Managing Fixed Income Is About More than Just Interest Rates

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    Wed, 22 Apr 2015

    phase. During this stage, higher inflation causes economic growth to slow amid restrictive monetary policy, resulting in tightening credit availability and deteriorating corporate profits. Credit spreads widen amid worsening economic and corporate conditions

  5. Fed may allow banks to use muni bonds to meet liquidity rules: WSJ

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    Fri, 17 Apr 2015

    (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve may allow big banks to use some municipal bonds to meet new liquidity rules that ensure they have enough cash during a credit crunch , the Wall Street Journal reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

  6. Fed may allow banks to use muni bonds to meet liquidity rules - WSJ

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    Thu, 16 Apr 2015

    April 16 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve may allow big banks to use some municipal bonds to meet new liquidity rules that ensure they have enough cash during a credit crunch , the Wall Street...

  7. The Upside of Rate Hikes

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    Mon, 13 Apr 2015

    indexed to the prime rate, which you can readily find in The Wall Street Journal . After the 2008 meltdown and a terrible credit crunch , the fed funds rate went to near zero and still is within a target rate of 0-0.25%, currently 0.25% (one-quarter

  8. The Impact of QE on European Financial Markets

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    Thu, 9 Apr 2015

    followed by a sovereign debt crisis that engulfed the peripheral countries, the region’s economy has gone through a credit crunch , especially at the small and medium enterprises level. Recently, anticipation of the ECB’s QE program brought down sovereign

  9. Dollar-Denominated Debt Gets a Boost

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    Sat, 7 Mar 2015

    last month and is now only up 1.78%, year to date. However, part of the increase in underlying yields was offset by tightening credit spreads. The average spread of the Morningstar Corporate Bond Index, our proxy for investment-grade bonds, tightened

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    date. However, part of the increase in underlying yields was offset by tightening credit spreads. The average spread of the Morningstar Corporate Bond Index, our proxy for investment-grade bonds, tightened 16 basis points to end February
  10. Dollar’s Rise: a Good Sign

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    Wed, 28 Jan 2015

    parity to the dollar by 2017, a level not seen since 2002 when the euro debuted. What’s behind these moves? The global credit crunch , which induced recession and the 2008 market crash, introduced a new term to investors – quantitative easing (QE

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