Tag Archives: Economy

2008 Financial Topics: Real Time Real Pain

We have regular private communication with over 20% of the locally owned businesses in our area about their business and their markets. This does put us in a position to share some generalizations about what is happening real time. The meltdown in the financial markets began in July 2007. We have communicated to our business […]

2008 Business Pulse: Recovery Measured in Years

The financial meltdown has raised havoc with the economy. Business Leaders in Northeastern Wisconsin – the rest of the world as well – are all wondering how long it’ll take to recover. Publish at Scribd or explore others: Economics Business

2008 Business Pulse: Public Trust has Eroded

The financial crisis that has embroiled banks, insurance companies, mortgage companies, investment firms – the markets as well – has also taken a toll on the Public Trust of the business community. Publish at Scribd or explore others: Stocks Business

2008 Business Pulse: CEO Confidence Reaches Record Low

These days, sagging Confidence isn’t Big News…and The Nicolet Bank Business Pulse conducted immediately after Congress passed its historic, gigantic, bailout bill simply quantified the obvious.  The big news is how far CEO confidence has fallen! Publish at Scribd or explore others: Stocks Business

A Season to Remember

The Mood Every national bank director takes an annual oath of office. In this oath, we are reminded that banking is a private business founded on public trust. A wise friend reminded me once that people don’t even like bankers when times are good. They really don’t like them now. I too am appalled at […]

Q&A with Nancy Johnshoy: What are you seeing in the current Market Environment?


Q&A with Nancy Johnshoy: Which firms will be the long-term survivors in the financial services business?


Q&A with Mike Steppe: How do you see the economic outlook playing out over the next 12-18 months?


Q&A with Mike Steppe: What are the financial markets telling us about the upcoming environment?


Q&A with Mike Steppe: With the economic changes, why have banks created so many negative headlines over the past few months?

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