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Currency Wars and Bursting Bubbles

Currency Wars and Bursting Bubbles

Central bank policies are launching currency wars on a sea of market bubbles, says economist Mark Thornton.

February 2014
Headlines Review of 2013

Headlines Review of 2013

January 2014
Who’s Your Fiduciary? Who’s Your Daddy?

Who’s Your Fiduciary? Who’s Your Daddy?

Does your stockbroker have a hidden fee interest in what he’s peddling? Does he have to tell you? It depends on what the SEC decides about holding brokers up to higher, fiduciary standards.

September 2013
The Looming Correction Blues

The Looming Correction Blues

Waiting on “Sugar Daddy” Bernanke to crack the whip, equity investors are fractious, but with no refuge to run to. Six of Alabama’s top market analysts take the investor’s pulse.

August 2013
Serial Local Bank Builder

Serial Local Bank Builder

Tom Broughton’s track record as an upstart banker goes back to before he was 30. His MO runs through every major city in the state — tap the local talent, make shareholders of the big money folk, get them to bring home the bacon.

July 2013
Think Money

Think Money

Five great ideas out of Alabama that made big bucks

July 2013

Juggling Bricks and Apps

Bricks and mortar banking is not exactly dissolving into digital in Alabama. But branch offices are being streamlined, and one of the fastest growing of Alabama banks thinks branches are the “pay phone” of the industry.

July 2013
Public Money for Banks Only?

Public Money for Banks Only?

Alabama credit unions fight for Alabama to become the 34th state to allow credit unions to receive public deposits. Their usual adversary: Alabama banks.

May 2013
Increasingly Vital Business Lending

Increasingly Vital Business Lending

Credit unions have long been the source of micro loans to small businesses. With the 2008 financial crisis, they have substantially grown that role to fill the gap in business lending.

May 2013

Number One Tax Tip for 2013 — Put your tax advisers on speed dial

February 2013
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