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Observation Deck; Treasury Management
September 01, 2015 Posted by
SVB Asset Management's monthly Observation Deck newsletter covers current topics on portfolio management, credit considerations and market events that influence investment strategy. In the main article for the September edition, "Fixed vs. Floating: Choose Wisely," Eric Souza describes what investors should consider in a time of rising interest rates and market volatility.
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FX Daily
September 01, 2015 Posted by
The new month begins with more volatility via global manufacturing reports, all pointing to lower output and a possible global slowdown.  O/n equities all traded lower starting in Asia following China posted their PMI report for August falling below the key 50.0 level (3yr low).  European stocks followed lower after posting their own weakening PMI report, followed by the U.S. opening quickly lower (nearly 2 percent) via lower manufacturing reports in the U.S.
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FX Daily
August 31, 2015 Posted by
The week opens with elevated opinions surrounding the Fed’s possible rate hike at their next meeting on 9/17.  Last week’s Jackson Hole symposium attended by the world’s leading central bankers added to the speculation surrounding the Fed’s next move.
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FX Daily
August 28, 2015 Posted by
The hectic week closes relatively quiet with the USD holding up vs. the majors via an economic report in the U.S. showing the consumer in July continues to be resilient/strong and corresponding incomes remain healthy, both adding to speculation the economy will remain strong despite China’s current slowdown.
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Advisories; Economic Outlook; U.S.; Wealth Advisory Market Perspectives
August 26, 2015 Posted by
When presented with the opportunity to invest a lump sum from a windfall event such as an IPO, an acquisition, or venture fund distribution, entrepreneur-investors must choose not only what to invest in, but also when and how to enter the market. This article examines Dollar Cost Averaging, Enhanced Dollar Cost Averaging, and Value Averaging, three strategies that could be utilized as alternatives to the common approach of lump sum investing.
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Energy & Resource Innovation
August 26, 2015 Posted by
i3’s solar research report on photovoltaics finds new efficiency gains are helping to reduce costs and leading to a dramatic increase in PV global installed capacity.
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FX Daily
August 24, 2015 Posted by
The week opens with a new wave of selling in global markets as the rout in all but only the safest assets has deepened.  At the open this morning, U.S. stocks joined the selloffs in Europe and Asia, but later the S&P Index pared the worst of its losses by more than half as investors assess whether the current selling has gone too far, too fast.
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FX Daily
August 24, 2015 Posted by
The week opens with a new wave of selling in global markets as the rout in all but only the safest assets has deepened.  At the open this morning, U.S. stocks joined the selloffs in Europe and Asia, but later the S&P Index pared the worst of its losses by more than half as investors assess whether the current selling has gone too far, too fast.
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