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Economic Outlook
March 30, 2010 Posted by
I had the typical childhood growing up, including time with most of the classic fairy tales. However, I never read Alice in Wonderland, nor did I see any film versions until just this past weekend.
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FX Outlook
March 30, 2010 Posted by
We wondered if we could find a comparable instance of legislation from other administrations from which to analyze the current universal health care bill, and determine the effects on the U.S. economy and ultimately the USD. The Johnson administration seems to provide some answers.
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FX Outlook
March 23, 2010 Posted by
It seems to have been a while since we examined what is happening with the Canadian dollar (CAD). The CAD — affectionately known as the loonie after the bird that is on the back of the one dollar bill — is approaching parity with the US$. The question that is inevitably being asked: How strong will it get?
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Economic Outlook
March 23, 2010 Posted by
Planning out your actions is always good advice. However, when opposing parties get to react with free will, which they always do, plans beyond step one are rarely the correct course. This Yiddish proverb says it best: Man plans, God laughs.
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FX Outlook
March 16, 2010 Posted by
All governments regulate foreign trade. The extent to which they do so is a matter of great controversy and debate. Advocates of protectionism focus on the cost advantages of cheap labor in less developed countries, infant domestic industries needing protection
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Economic Outlook
March 16, 2010 Posted by
In the 1987 movie Wall Street, up-and-coming young stock broker Bud Fox calmly provides a counter bid for his premium penthouse apartment by saying "Offer 950."
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Analytics
March 10, 2010 Posted by
See the replay of a Web seminar by SVB Analytics - eProsper, addressing 123R (FASB ASC 718) and the issues of the expensing of stock-based compensatory securities.
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Venture Capital
March 09, 2010 Posted by
In January 2010, four representatives from the Yangpu District Government of Shanghai arrived in the Bay Area for a three-month educational program at San Francisco State University. While in the Bay Area, they also attended programs with SVB Financial Group. The visit follows Silicon Valley Bank’s addition of a repre
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