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Why Bonds Are Riddles, enigmas and other investment mysteries

A best-selling book from the 1990s, “Why Things Are,” took a humorous look at curiosities originating from everyday existence, with the modest goal of answering “every essential question in life.” This column has a more ambitious purpose: to clarify a few of the phenomena surrounding your investment in bonds. So, put on your seat belts …

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Can’t keep a good bank down: Last decade has seen struggles, successes for the industry

September 7, 2008 is the mortgage finance industry’s date of infamy. It’s now been a full decade since the secondary market siblings, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, have been in legal custody of the Federal Government. For many community banks, that date was the tipping point of a tortuous era of poor loan demand, sketchy …

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Rates and Relationships: Conversation with Jim Reber of ICBA Securities

I sat down with Jim Reber of ICBA Securities to have a general conversation about what he does. We’ll be having Jim on once a quarter or so to give our listeners and brief market report as well as anything else going on in the bond and investment world that he runs across. Please feel …

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"You Don't Have To Be Weird..". Discussion with Gabe Krajiccek of Kasasa

I’m really excited about this episode. I had the honor of interviewing Gabe Krajiccek of Kasasa on one of our mutual pet topics…culture. Here, he gives some very practical and pragmatic advice on how to change and implement the kind of culture you want in your bank. If there is a “must-listen” in our short …

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