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September 18, 2013 by Keith in Blog
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Hedging Protects Profit

Companies are in business to manufacturer and sell products. They have an obligation to their shareholders to make profit from the margin on the sale. Hedging protects profit or locks in the cost at the onset. Where markets move from that point on, up or down, does not really matter.

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September 03, 2013 by Keith in Blog
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What is Working Capital Management?

Your company will need to understand what its available current assets and liabilities are, and how to manage them to successfully fund operations and optimize profitability. Working capital management is the answer to this need. A well-managed business tracks and measure performance based on metrics. Working capital management helps you

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August 29, 2013 by Keith in Blog
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How Does Forecasting Minimize FX Risk?

How Does Forecasting Minimize FX Risk? Foreign exchange transactions can be helpful for managing a company’s foreign currency liquidity. In order to minimize FX risk, foreign currency cash flow forecasting can help to predict future cash requirements for a company. Foreign currency cash flow forecasting can also lead to better

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August 27, 2013 by Keith in Blog
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The Benefits of Cash Flow Forecasting

As you continue to optimize your company’s cash flow, you will find that cash flow forecasting can offer key benefits that can inform your investment decisions and your choices about taking on more debt. Understanding your current cash flow and predicting your receivables, further down the road, gives you a

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August 22, 2013 by Keith in Blog
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What Is an In-House Bank?

Typically, in-house banks are legal entities that are used to complete different types of treasury activities within a business. These treasury managment activities can include cash optimization, customer invoices, and foreign exchange management, to name a few. One of the advantages of in-house banking is the ability to reduce costs

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August 15, 2013 by Keith in Blog
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Tips for Realistic Cash Flow Forecasting

Financial advisors offer several valuable tips for realistic cash flow forecasting. While there are several strategies for financial stability, there are many tips that are universally accepted as being solid financial goals and strategies. The first is to be sure to budget for unexpected expenses. Not small incidentals, but huge

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August 13, 2013 by Keith in Blog
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Liquidity vs. Profitability In Your Business

The tradeoff between corporate liquidity and profitability can be shown with a simple example that applies to businesses large and small. Consider that your business has strong monthly revenues which are holding steady at, for example $100,000. The operating margin is also holding steady at 10%. This makes your monthly

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August 08, 2013 by Keith in Blog
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Why Technology is Important in Cash Management

In today’s complex business market, the use of technology in cash management is essential. It allows for cash visibility, ensuring organizations the ability to ascertain their liquidity at any given point. Cash visibility allows you to know where your funds are being used, how they are being used, and how

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August 06, 2013 by Keith in Blog
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What Exactly is Liquidity Risk?

When it comes to the world of finance, liquidity risk is considered to be the risk associated with a company that is not able to fund its business obligations. This can be caused by an organization’s inability to obtain the proper funding, or its inability to liquidate assets. Engaging appropriate

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July 30, 2013 by Keith in Blog
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Training and Treasury Management

Companies who are serious about their global cash management strategies are the same companies who scour the grad school and quality colleges for bright young professionals who have a fresh perspective that will serve the company well. The problem is that even the brightest financial professional may not be up

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