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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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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
December 20, 2013 Posted by
Fed Tapers, Congress agrees, and the debt ceiling nears.
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Economic Outlook
December 18, 2013 Posted by
In the last Federal Reserve Open Market Committee meeting of the year, the Fed announced changes to its current monetary policy which included a modest tapering of asset purchases.
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Capital Access; Technology
December 16, 2013 Posted by
Cloud computing companies that have developed business models based on recurring revenue streams continue to attract attention in the press and the investment community.
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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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Commentary; Economic Outlook
November 22, 2013 Posted by
Fed minutes, Janet Yellen, negative rates, and a freer China.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
November 15, 2013 Posted by
Yellen's testimony, Ireland's victory, and Freddie's shrinkage.
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Technology
November 12, 2013 Posted by
This week I had the opportunity to interview and introduce three more amazing CEOs to a few of our clients in San Diego, Dallas and Seattle as part of our 30 for 30 CEO events this year. We hosted Dr. Paul Jacobs, the CEO of Qualcomm, Spencer Radcoff, the CEO of Zillow and T.Boone Pickens, who really needs no introduction.
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