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Advisories; FX Outlook; Global Edge
June 02, 2014 Posted by
FX Currency Newsletter: The Silicon Valley Bank monthly FX Currency Outlook discusses the possibility of a rally for the U.S. dollar.
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Observation Deck
June 02, 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 the June edition, "The Fed’s Exit Strategy," discusses the next move for the Fed and when we could see a change to the current monetary policy.

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Advisories; FX Outlook; Global Edge
May 05, 2014 Posted by

This edition of FX Currency Outlook examines the USD’s struggle to gain ground.

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Observation Deck
May 01, 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 May’s edition, "Price Matters," discusses recent client inquiries as to what their peers are doing and takes a deeper dive into a total return strategy.
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Advisories; FX Outlook; Global Edge; Asia
April 03, 2014 Posted by

Silicon Valley Bank's monthly FX Currency Outlook provides insight into today's foreign exchange markets and the global events that impact your cross-border transaction strategies. In this April edition we highlight China’s desire to make the RMB the world’s next global reserve currency.

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Observation Deck
April 01, 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 April edition, "The Emerging Market Mindset," highlights how with the Fed taper and the U.S. economy slowly recovering, the emerging markets economies have suffered. Other geo-political events have caused great stress and uncertainty to the emerging markets economies and their investors. However, emerging markets are still expected to grow in the long-term.
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Advisories
March 14, 2014 Posted by

Given the relative newness of these securities, we are not convinced that a real secondary market for the debt exists. A strong supply and demand in the secondary market is necessary to create the kind of liquidity we want to see for investments in our client portfolios. Currently, we don’t see either. If an investor in an extendible security wants immediate liquidity, we see a real potential for principal loss.

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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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Observation Deck
February 03, 2014 Posted by
Observation Deck is a monthly newsletter published by the SVB Asset Management team. In this February 2014 issue our headline commentary, What Investors Can Expect in 2014, covers what to anticipate from the Fed in the year ahead with the confirmation of Janet Yellen as the new head of the central bank.
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Observation Deck
January 03, 2014 Posted by
There is an old saying in the trading world, "sell on the rumor and buy on the news." This quote fits perfectly with how the bond market reacted to events in 2013. The year began with hopes of a "Great Rotation," in which investors would sell bonds and invest in riskier assets such as equities, which prompted speculation that yields would increase. Despite vastly improved economic fundamentals in the U.S., bonds remained well-bid as the Fed made no indication that it would tighten in the near future. This is not to say that there wasn't any volatility in the bond market.
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