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Observation Deck
December 02, 2013 Posted by

One of the most relevant metrics this past year has been the unemployment rate. The driving force behind the focus on the unemployment rate has been the slow road to recovery post the financial crisis in which the U.S. lost over 8 million jobs, as well as the Federal Reserve announcement that it is targeting an unemployment rate of 6.5 percent before raising interest rates. Since that target was announced the unemployment rate has garnered a lot of attention.

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FX Daily
November 29, 2013 Posted by
The FX trading hours will close at 10:30am PST today.
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FX Daily
November 27, 2013 Posted by
The USD is modestly stronger against most major currencies but the EUR is one exception.  The EUR is trading higher after German Chancellor Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU), their allies the CSU, and Social Democratic Party reached a coalition accord on wages and spending increases without increasing taxes. 

 

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FX Daily
November 26, 2013 Posted by
Global markets have been mixed this morning with European stocks down for the first time in three days while U.S. stocks are up modestly. The Euro is stronger against most other currencies and the Yen broke a three day losing streak, trading modestly stronger today after the BOJ minutes were released though some board members saw downside risks in the economy.
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Commentary; CIO Vantage Point
November 22, 2013 Posted by
Fed minutes, Janet Yellen, negative rates, and a freer China.
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FX Daily
November 22, 2013 Posted by
The USD is stable today despite a stronger-than-anticipated German business confidence report for November, signaling to the markets that the economic recovery in Euroland is gaining momentum.
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FX Daily
November 20, 2013 Posted by
Quiet FX markets are the theme today with the yen strengthening from a four-year low vs. the euro as a Japanese official made comments surrounding reforms of Japan’s government-run pension fund may take years to implement.
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SVB in the community
November 20, 2013 Posted by
Breast Cancer Connections (BCC) was founded 20 years ago in Palo Alto, CA to serve people dealing with breast cancer. Responding to an overwhelming need for emotional support by cancer patients and their families, the organization committed itself to ensuring that no one faces breast cancer alone.
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