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Jim Reber: Echoes of holidays past

Jim Reber: Echoes of holidays past

Year-end is a good time to reflect on past investment performance. By Jim Reber, ICBA Securities The investment portfolio, as a component of a community bank’s overall franchise, is in some respects like your cousin’s husband—Mike, in my case. You know he’ll always be around for important events, doesn’t make much of a fuss and, […]

Jim Reber: Marked improvement

Falling rates mean higher bond prices. Be careful with that. By Jim Reber, ICBA Securities As this year has progressed and the mindset of fixed-income buyers nationally and globally has changed direction and picked up momentum, the reckoning in some cases seems flatly erroneous. Here are a few tidbits: Austria’s 100-year bond, issued in 2017 […]

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