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Economic Outlook
October 06, 2009 Posted by
Last month the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) announced a pilot deal to sell $1.3 billion in mortgage securities in exchange for $856.2 million from the debunked Franklin Bank after the lender was taken over by the agency.
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Observation Deck
October 01, 2009
The month of September 2009 proved to be an important one for money market mutual funds, with rising signs of a return to normalcy for this vital investment segment.
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Economic Outlook
September 29, 2009 Posted by
The financial world has ended at least seven times in the last 20 years. While each of those world endings was different, none of them truly represented the end of the world.
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Economic Outlook
September 22, 2009 Posted by
As part of the Fed's FOMC announcement due tomorrow, it is expected to announce the winding down their MBS purchase program, whereby the government has been buying mortgage paper in the marketplace.
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Economic Outlook
September 15, 2009 Posted by
Modern Portfolio Theory (MPT) is effectively the basis for every finance graduate program in the country and has been since its formulation in the 1970s.
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Technology
September 09, 2009 Posted by

The economic recession and financial crisis have cast a dark cloud over most of the venture capital industry. The popular press continues to report bad news: poor exit markets, reduced venture investment and employee layoffs at technology firms. Despite these glum reports, innovative technologies are still being developed and many promising venture-backed companies are maintaining revenue growth. One example is companies developing the software-as-a-service model, the technology more commonly known as “SaaS.” As a provider of banking services to SaaS technology companies and as a consumer of SaaS offerings, SVB has observed SaaS as one of the bright spots in the venture capital industry. We expect that SaaS innovation will expand during the economic recession and SaaS technology will become a mainstay of enterprise computing.

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Economic Outlook
September 08, 2009 Posted by
Ok, so it was two days earlier on the 21st, actually, that the Treasury Department announced a temporary guarantee for the U.S. money market mutual fund industry
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Observation Deck
September 01, 2009
President Obama's reappointment of Ben Bernanke to a second term as chairman of the Federal Reserve was widely viewed as a positive for the financial markets
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Economic Outlook
September 01, 2009 Posted by
Last week's decision by President Obama to stand by Ben Bernanke for a second term as Federal Reserve chairman was a brilliant move.
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Economic Outlook
August 25, 2009 Posted by
We've all been through our ups and downs - emotionally, financially, even literally.
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