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Up with Coupons: Larger interest payments can build a floor under your bond prices

Up with People, which readers of a certain age may remember, was an organization that had a run of popularity in the 1970s and ‘80s by promoting wholesome values and positive thinking. Its delivery channel was through song and dance performances, often in large arenas and stadiums. Up with People provided the halftime entertainment for …

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The Great Escape: The bond market braces for the Fed’s wind-down of its balance sheet.

The Great Escape: The bond market braces for the Fed’s wind-down of its balance sheet.   If bond investors (you) were running low on things to worry about for the rest of the year, I’ve got some terrific news: The $9 trillion portfolio owned by our central bank will begin to shrink. Soon. And at …

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Join the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Virtual Showcase on April 20

Join the ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator Virtual Showcase on April 20 See Community-Bank Focused Fintech Solutions Following 16-Week Program What: The Independent Community Bankers of America® (ICBA) and The Venture Center, in partnership with the State of Arkansas, will host the 2022 Virtual Demo Day, a culmination of the 2022 ICBA ThinkTECH Accelerator program’s 16-week incubator …

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Barret School of Banking Announces 2021-2022 Executive Committee

TN Banker Brian Walhood elected Chairman   Memphis, TN (November 10, 2021) – The Paul W. Barret, Jr. School of Banking today announced the election of it’s 2021-2022 Executive Committee during its fall Board meeting. Brian Walhood, President/Community Banking of BancorpSouth in Memphis, TN will serve as Chairman.   Joining Walhood on the Executive Committee …

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BankTech Ventures announces $55M Initial Close on Tech-Focused VC Fund

Irvine, Calif., November 16, 2021 – BankTech Ventures, LP (“BTV”, “Fund”), a venture capital fund with general partners from The Venture Center, the Independent Community Bankers of America (“ICBA”), Hovde Group and two leading community banks, Coastal Community Bank and Sunwest Bank, announces its Initial Closing upon raising over $55M from limited partners, nearly all …

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Fed Taper Tactics: A review of past QE wind-down strategies.

Maybe the U.S. economy has improved to the point where further quantitative easing isn’t as critical to the Federal Reserve’s policy of “accommodation.” It certainly looks like the Fed has some further work to do on the portion of its mandate that relates to price stability, given the overshoot of its inflation goals. Fed Chairman …

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