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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
May 10, 2013 Posted by
High yield (or is it?), student loans, mortgage improvements, and lower deficits.
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FX Outlook
May 09, 2013 Posted by
Many growing companies find it hard to determine how to navigate international business. During this session we will discuss strategies and solutions to help you successfully expand overseas while managing risk. Adriel Lares, a former CFO of 3PAR, will guide you through his experience and the finance solutions applied along the way. He will also discuss how foreign exchange hedging early can reduce risk and increase profitability.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
May 08, 2013 Posted by
For the higher stock market to translate into a stronger economy, investors and consumers must "believe" the valuations are here to stay.  Do they?
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
May 03, 2013 Posted by
Job improvement, steady FOMC, and possible negative euro-rates.
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CIO Vantage Point; Economic Outlook
May 02, 2013 Posted by
This week, President Obama nominated Congressman Mel Watt to be the new director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA).  This likely marks a significant change in government's approach to delinquent borrowers.
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FX Outlook; Global Edge
May 02, 2013 Posted by
The Australian dollar has been caught in a tight trading range ($1.02-$1.06) for the past nine months, and appears to be going nowhere fast!  The buying forces of offshore money - from both global investors in search of yield and speculators riding the momentum and "carry" trades - have been neatly balanced by the selling forces of Australia's weakening terms of trade*, falling commodity prices being the chief culprit. Of course, the biggest risk for Australia's economy and demand for its currency is China, it's primary trading partner - and China's economy is slowing! Our analysis below tries to cover the relevant factors in determining what's next in store for the Aussie.
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Observation Deck
April 30, 2013 Posted by

he Federal Reserve first began its asset purchase program in the fall of 2008 to combat the financial crisis. Almost five years later, with slow GDP growth, high unemployment, and non-present inflation, the Fed is well into its third purchase program. Some investors fear these actions will spark higher inflation. We believe this shouldn’t be a concern — at least in the short run.  

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Global Edge
April 29, 2013 Posted by
Cross-border trade can bring business risk. But companies are finding that it also opens up immense opportunities for business growth - through use of trade finance tools and techniques that can help you manage risk, expedite revenue, and build new customer relationships. This online seminar will explain the export financing options available to help you conduct business overseas. Our guest speaker, Rob Guthrie of the Export-Import Bank of the United States, will discuss the programs available to you through his agency.
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