Advisories, Observation Deck

 

CIO Vantage Point; Advisories
November 07, 2013 Posted by
In this installment of our economic series, Following the Fed, we discuss the outlook for Fed action in the near future, including a possible shift in philosophy once Janet Yellen is confirmed as the chairman. Listen to Joe Morgan, Chief Investment Officer of SVB Asset Management, and Frank Amoroso, Managing Director in Silicon Valley Bank Private Equity Services, in this lively discussion of the U.S. economy.
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Advisories
October 11, 2013 Posted by
To ease the corporate cash investment process, you may wish to adopt a methodology for categorizing your corporate cash by its usage.
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CIO Vantage Point; Advisories
October 01, 2013 Posted by
Silicon Valley Bank’s Following the Fed explores the Fed actions and the resulting market reaction. In this video we discuss the Fed’s decision not to taper.
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Advisories; Observation Deck
October 01, 2013 Posted by
At the September Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, which was regarded as the most highly anticipated meeting of the year, officials jolted markets with the announcement of no tapering of bond purchases at this time. In the headline commentary of Observation Deck, "Summer of Volatility," portfolio manager Renuka Kumar discusses how recent bond market volatility has been driven by the Fed and monetary policy.
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Advisories
September 24, 2013 Posted by

The Fed's decision in September not to scale back bond purchases will support the markets in the short term, but could have long term consequences.  This regular review of Fed activity discusses the market's reaction to the non-taper as well as the potential for Fed action in the near future.

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September 18, 2013 Posted by
FOMC Announcement - September 18, 2013 - The Federal Reserve today decided to keep the target range for the federal funds rate unchanged at 0 to 0.25 percent with many revisions to previous announcement and added some new statements. They maintain that policymakers suggest the U.S. economic activity has been expanding at a "moderate" pace which is a change from last month's phrase of "modest." On the economy, they added that the "tightening of financial conditions observed in recent months, if sustained, could slow the pace of improvement in the economy and labor market."
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Observation Deck
September 03, 2013 Posted by
Financial yields have rallied substantially since the credit crisis of 2008–2009. According to Barclay’s indices, the differential between intermediate industrial and financial sectors bond spreads has tightened significantly, with a mere 11 bps differential as of the end August 2013.
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Observation Deck
August 01, 2013 Posted by
Market speculation on the timing of the Fed’s tapering has caused volatility in the bond market. Global corporate new bond issuances declined materially in June 2013 compared to robust issuance levels during the first five months of 2013. Nonetheless, we generally expect corporate credit risk to remain steady through 2013, with divergence in credit trends among various sectors. While investment grade corporate credit spreads initially widened 16 bps on speculation of the Fed’s tapering bond purchases, they have recently tightened by around 20 bps to 76 bps around mid-July.
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July 31, 2013 Posted by

FOMC Announcement - July 31, 2013

The Federal Reserve today decided to keep the target range for the federal funds rate unchanged at 0 to 0.25 percent. Policymakers suggest that U.S. economic activity has been expanding at a moderate pace, with labor market conditions showing "further improvement," however the unemployment rate remains elevated.

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