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Jun 06 2023

Liquidity & Lending—Headwinds Still Ahead

  • Jun 6, 2023

Liquidity and lending conditions have tightened significantly over the course of the current tightening cycle, but they are likely to get worse before they get better.

Jun 07 2022

From Tighter Lending To Margin Pressure

  • Jun 7, 2022

Intuitively, what happens in the credit market is usually echoed by lending activities. This was a key concern when the credit market joined the stock-market rout in May. Another big leg up in real interest costs, through higher rates and/or lower growth, will surely create more headwinds for profit margins.

Jan 08 2014

A Taper & Hibernating Bears

  • Jan 8, 2014

The rise in interest rates after the taper was on the back of low liquidity around the holidays. 3% is a pretty strong upper bound for the 10-year, and a failure to stay above this level will probably see a re- test of the 275 level in the near term. 

Dec 06 2013

The Dual Mandate Presents A Clear Dilemma For The Fed

  • Dec 6, 2013

The “dual mandate,” which means the Fed is paying close attention to both inflation and employment, presents a clear dilemma for the Fed when it comes time to decide on a taper.

Aug 05 2009

Rising Bank Lending In China: Good or Bad?

  • Aug 5, 2009

While U.S. banks are still seeing loan levels declining, China has seen a 24% increase in bank loans since the end of 2008. Assuming these loans are actually employed to build infrastructure, it would seem the recovery may be getting underway.