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Observations on My Afternoon in New York City

Posted by Larry Doyle on August 19th, 2010 12:14 PM |

I spent yesterday afternoon in New York City meeting with a variety of people. Without violating any confidences, there were a number of common themes that came from all my conversations. The themes included:

1. The financial system remains very fragile.

2. The economy remains in very tough shape.

3. Trading volumes in both equity and fixed income markets remain depressed. Equity volumes from just this past May are down by over 30%. I have heard of summer doldrums, but these figures are a lot more than that.

4. Investors do not want to sell what they currently own because they do not know what they might purchase to replace it. Investors do not want to allocate more capital because they are concerned about market valuations in general. (more…)

Deluxe Knowledge Quarterly “Open Invitation”

Posted by Larry Doyle on April 1st, 2010 7:10 AM |

I recently had an article published in the financial magazine Deluxe Knowledge Quarterly. I was asked to write on the topic of advice I would give to executives of financial intermediaries during these challenging economic times.

I think regular readers of Sense on Cents may detect a few common threads in my article. Please know that I do not merely write about these principles, but I truly believe them and continue to promote them.

Open Invitation

by Larry Doyle
Despite the fact that the economic crisis has clearly changed the nature of business and the expectations of our customers, many of us would love to revert to business as usual. This desire to default to the status quo is part of human nature. Consider how often we see this behavior displayed on Wall Street, in Washington and beyond. (more…)

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