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FX Outlook
October 06, 2009 Posted by
As there is more talk of optimism returning to the global economy, a debate continues about how the currency market will react to economic growth.
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FX Outlook
September 29, 2009 Posted by
As the global economic downturn morphed into a full-blown collapse last year, global central banks rolled up their sleeves and got to work.
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CIO Vantage Point
September 29, 2009 Posted by
The financial world has ended at least seven times in the last 20 years. While each of those world endings was different, none of them truly represented the end of the world.
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CIO Vantage Point
September 22, 2009 Posted by
As part of the Fed's FOMC announcement due tomorrow, it is expected to announce the winding down their MBS purchase program, whereby the government has been buying mortgage paper in the marketplace.
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FX Outlook
September 22, 2009 Posted by
Major central banks are keeping liquidity ample in the aftermath of the global credit crisis following the collapse of Lehman Brothers, resulting in a flood of excess liquidity in the capital markets.
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CIO Vantage Point
September 15, 2009 Posted by
Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) is effectively the basis for every finance graduate program in the country and has been since its formulation in the 1970s.
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FX Outlook
September 15, 2009 Posted by
To badly superimpose a famous decree: A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
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Technology
September 09, 2009 Posted by

The economic recession and financial crisis have cast a dark cloud over most of the venture capital industry. The popular press continues to report bad news: poor exit markets, reduced venture investment and employee layoffs at technology firms. Despite these glum reports, innovative technologies are still being developed and many promising venture-backed companies are maintaining revenue growth. One example is companies developing the software-as-a-service model, the technology more commonly known as “SaaS.” As a provider of banking services to SaaS technology companies and as a consumer of SaaS offerings, SVB has observed SaaS as one of the bright spots in the venture capital industry. We expect that SaaS innovation will expand during the economic recession and SaaS technology will become a mainstay of enterprise computing.

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