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Analytics; Startups; Technology; Venture Capital
November 03, 2014 Posted by

SVB Analytics, an affiliate of Silicon Valley Bank, published a research report and related video on marketplace companies and the impact of mobile technology on the creation and sustainability of marketplaces.

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FX Daily
November 03, 2014 Posted by
The yen continued its slide down, falling to a 7-year low against the dollar.
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Observation Deck; Treasury Management; U.S.
November 03, 2014 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. The main article for the November edition, “Critical Mass,” addresses the concerns that the bond markets may be overvalued and how a portfolio can be managed in the current environment.

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FX Daily
October 31, 2014 Posted by
The JPY fell sharply, off by 2.5%, to a 6 year low after the Bank of Japan increased its monetary stimulus targets. The Bank intends to increase annual holdings of government securities to 80 trillion JPY (roughly $723 billion), from 60 to 70 trillion yen, further adding to their unprecedented stimulus.
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FX Daily
October 29, 2014 Posted by
The markets are quiet this morning in advance of today’s Fed announcement. Most market participants expect the Fed to end its quantitative easing program, which currently stands at $15 billion per month, while leaving rates unchanged near zero.
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FX Daily
October 28, 2014 Posted by
Global equity markets are higher on stronger corporate earnings while treasuries sold off on the back of better than expected consumer confidence. Approximately 80% of S&P 500 companies have reported earnings, with 61% of those reporting beating sales targets.
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FX Daily
October 27, 2014 Posted by
The major event of the week will be the FOMC policy announcement on Wednesday in which the Fed may announce the end of its quantitative easing program; which given Bullard’s recent dovish comments is not a foregone conclusion. The program currently calls for $15 billion of security purchases per month.
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FX Daily
October 24, 2014 Posted by

The week closes with the USD slightly weaker across the board via confirmation of an Ebola diagnosis in New York o/n.  The FOMC meets next week to discuss monetary policy, and is expected to maintain its current .25% o/n rates.

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