Safety and security are likely on the minds of many members asthe market dips and dives as reaction to the country's creditdowngrade piles up around them.

Scott Powell, managing director of the general account for CUNAMutual Group's MEMBERS Capital Advisors, offered that take on theimpact of the recentstring of investment and government fluctuations.

“For credit unions, this is a perplexing time. I believe membersare swarming credit unions with liquidity. They want safety andsecurity,” Powell said. “At the same time loan demand has been veryweak.”

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