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FX Daily
May 15, 2014 Posted by

The EUR has fallen to its lowest level in nearly three months after ECB Vice President Constancio said policy makers are prepared to add further monetary stimulus if needed.  His statement followed a very anemic GDP report for the first quarter (0.2% versus the expected 1.1%). 

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Capital Access; Technology; Venture Capital
May 14, 2014 Posted by
Silicon Valley Bank’s Scott Bergquist notes that while fewer entrepreneurs expect to be able to tap traditional venture capital funds in 2014, corporate venture money may help fill the gap.
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FX Daily
May 13, 2014 Posted by

The EUR is weaker today vs. the USD (5-week low) after the release of an anemic German investor confidence report that has now declined for a fifth straight month, fueling speculation the ECB may be forced to take measures to boost the region’s economy.

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CIO Vantage Point
May 09, 2014 Posted by

Yellen's challenge, Draghi's gauntlet, and Putin's "Victory."

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FX Daily
May 09, 2014 Posted by
The Euro is under significant pressure again today following yesterday’s ECB announcement that left the door open to further policy easing in June.  Draghi indicated that ECB is “comfortable” acting if economic data remains weak or is revised lower and expressed frustration with a strong euro.
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FX Daily
May 07, 2014 Posted by
The USD is little changed in today’s trading.  Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s dovish comments in prepared testimony for the Joint Economic Committee provides insight into the current FOMC thoughts about the economy.
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FX Daily
May 06, 2014 Posted by
The USD is under pressure today, trading at its lowest levels since October as measured by the Bloomberg Dollar Spot Index, which measures the currency relative to 10 major counterparts.  The decline in the value of the USD is attributed to some extent by continued Fed stimulus and low yields on treasury securities.
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CIO Vantage Point
May 06, 2014 Posted by

 In this video we discuss how institutional investors view their portfolios in light of recent tech and biotech stumbles in a conversation with Joe Morgan, Chief Investment Officer of SVB Asset Management, and Frank Amoroso, Managing Director of Silicon Valley Bank Private Equity Services.

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