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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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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
November 01, 2013 Posted by
The Fed's non-move, home sales slide, and JP Morgan's non-settlement.
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Economic Outlook
October 30, 2013 Posted by

The Federal Reserve Open Market Committee voted today to keep the federal funds rate unchanged at zero to 0.25 percent. Today's statement from the FOMC had very few revisions.

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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
October 28, 2013 Posted by
We are now in our fifth year of experimentation with quantitative easing where the Fed pumps funds into the economy. This was intended to drive markets up (which it has) translating into a stronger economy (which it hasn't).
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