Tag: liquidity

When will it end?

Thanks to an incredible increase in the leverage used by various commercial banks, investment banks, and investment firms over the last 6 years, the US capital markets and perhaps the world’s teeter on the verge of collapse. For a good overview and one that puts it in the proper perspective, see this from the WSJ.

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What Happens if the Lenders of Last Resort are Gone?

On Friday of last week the Wall Street Journal had two articles, one on the front page and the other in the Money section, that taken together paint a chilling picture for the small and mid market companies. The front page article highlights the peril that local banks are in because of home builder loans.

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If They Will Buy, Then I Will Sell!

If they will buy, then I will sell! Or stated another way, if I can sell it then buyer beware! That seems to have been the motto for the sub prime mortgage industry. Over the past five years a looming crisis has been in the making. Mortgage brokers would originate the loan then immediately pass

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Creating a Flash Report

Creating a flash report is an essential part of being a financial leader. Managers and ownership often ask CFOs and controllers, “how are we doing?” While this seems like a simple enough question, there lie many devils in the details. The key is to be able to communicate above the details while being neck-deep in

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