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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; Economic Outlook
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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FX Daily
February 26, 2014 Posted by
The USD gathered some strength overnight on speculation Fed Chair Yellen will reiterate the bank’s plan to cut the bond-buying program will continue at tomorrow’s Senate testimony. In addition, the USD was helped by... 
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FX Daily
February 25, 2014 Posted by
The JPY strengthened the most in more than a week as the speculation is growing for slower global economic growth. The Yuan dropped for a sixth day
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FX Daily
February 24, 2014 Posted by
The EUR is weaker today on speculation that falling consumer prices may prompt the ECB to add monetary stimulus. China’s Yuan extended its decline after the central bank lowered....
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