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FX Daily
March 07, 2014 Posted by
Non-Farm Payrolls came in above the consensus forecast at 175k and prior months were also revised higher. However, weekly hours worked dropped by .2 which may be due in part to companies cutting hours to avoid providing healthcare coverage.
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FX Daily
March 06, 2014 Posted by
Some members of the Fed are becoming increasingly concerned about continued accommodate policy.  Richard Fisher, the Dallas Fed President, commented that "there are increasing signs quantitative easing has overstayed its welcome.”  Fisher further noted that “market distortions and acting on bad incentives are becoming more pervasive.
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FX Daily
March 04, 2014 Posted by
Global equity markets rebounded while bond yields rose and gold prices fell from a four month high as Russia stepped back from escalating tensions in Ukraine.  Russian president Putin said he’s not looking to take control of Crimea and would only send troops into Ukraine in an extreme situation.  
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FX Daily
March 03, 2014 Posted by
Geopolitical risk is at the forefront of market trading today as Russian troops enter Crimea.  The Ukraine is calling this an act of war and Washington has warned Russia of economic and political consequences.  Equity markets are trading lower on concern that a conflict in Russia could have economic fallout for the U.S. and Europe. 
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Observation Deck
March 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 this March edition, "Following the Hammurabi," highlights collateralized lending, a practice as old as Mesopotamia. Today, assets like cars, credit cards, shopping malls, and condos, in the form of securitized products, provide investors with diversification and protection that Hammurabi would approve of.
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CIO Vantage Point
February 28, 2014 Posted by
An S&P record, an Ottoman reflection, and a Netflix solution.
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FX Daily
February 28, 2014 Posted by

The EUR rose to the highest level this year as inflation in the Euro-zone exceeded expectations. The number dampened expectations the ECB will add monetary

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FX Daily
February 27, 2014 Posted by
The situation in the Ukraine ramped up risk aversion again this morning after a pro- Russian group took control of the government building in the Crimea region.
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