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America's Imminent Downfall

The United States of America was critical to the world in defeating some of the very worst ideologies in history. They led the take down of the National Socialism of the Third Reich and the Shinto Buddhist blend in Imperial Japan. 1,238 more words


CPI: The Underestimation of Inflation?

by Brad Houle, CFA
Executive Vice President

Inflation is an obtuse concept to fully comprehend. For the month of September, the Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that the rate of inflation, as measured by the… 553 more words

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8 Lessons Learned from the Credit Crisis

  1. Underwrite Your Own Risk. Don’t rely on rating agencies, other banks or any other third party. Models are a tool, not the decision maker.
  2. Make Loans That Can Be Repaid.
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