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Observation Deck
May 01, 2012 Posted by
In the latest FOMC meeting, the Federal Reserve commented again that they felt inflation is contained and the recent rise in energy prices was “only temporary.” With that backdrop,it is expected that committee members will maintain their accommodative monetary policy until stronger economic data emerges....
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Public Policy; Startups
April 19, 2012 Posted by
Today, I testified before a key subcommittee of the House Committee on Small Business: The Subcommittee on Economic Growth, Tax and Capital Access about the opportunities and challenges that high-growth small businesses face in the arena of capital formation.
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Startups
April 04, 2012 Posted by
Entrepreneurs and investors came together to share ideas on the latest innovative technologies at SVB's Seed Showcase on March 21.This quarterly event features presentations by early-stage companies seeking to raise their next round of funding.
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Observation Deck
April 02, 2012 Posted by

As the first quarter of 2012 comes to an end, it is encouraging to review the noteworthy economic data of the quarter and discuss the Fed’s posturing. In an effort to fulfill its dual mandate of maximum employment and stable prices, the Fed has focused the last four years on promoting accommodative policy.

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Observation Deck
March 01, 2012 Posted by
There is no question that the issues in the euro zone are far from over and that many headwinds to economic growth remain. Sovereign governments still need to implement harsh austerity measures and control their debts and deficits, while banks are facing capital and liquidity challenges.
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Startups
February 10, 2012 Posted by
A little intuition, a touch of luck, and a great deal of realistic planning go into establishing solid groundwork for a new technology venture.
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Startups
February 10, 2012
For those who know anything about technology and entrepreneurship, the idea of bootstrapping often conjures up a quixotic image of some of history’s most successful startups at their humble beginnings: two guys or gals in a garage, surviving on ramen noodles, living the dream as they pioneer the fut...
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Observation Deck
February 01, 2012 Posted by
The first Federal Open Market Committee meeting of the year shed additional light on the committee’s decision-making process and provided investors further information that must be factored into their investment process. Specifically, fixed income investors must now incorporate the committee’s approved statements and the participants’ rate forecast when constructing a balanced, comprehensive portfolio that weighs both risk and reward. Here’s what I mean.
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Quarterly Economic Report
January 30, 2012 Posted by
The Economic Booklet is our reference tool for clients. Displaying graph and chart views of the global economy, this piece guides clients through factors that impact their business.
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Quarterly Economic Report
January 17, 2012 Posted by
Tugs of war are occurring all around us and the resultinguncertainty is driving investor and consumer behavior. Read our analysis of thecompelling trends that  will affect investor and consumer behavior in thecoming year.
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