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FX Outlook
July 20, 2011 Posted by
Many investors consider gold to be the ultimate "safe haven" investment. Sure enough, following the collapse of Lehman Brothers in September 2008, and through all the thick and thin since then (certainly more thick than thin), gold has delivered enviable returns...and, with much desired low volatility.
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Economic Outlook
July 20, 2011 Posted by
In this column back in April , I argued the case against a rate cut for the U.S. after S&P put the U.S. on "negative outlook." Now that Moody's* has followed suit by placing the U.S. on "review for possible downgrade," the possibility of a downgrade seems to be increasing.
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Public Policy
July 15, 2011 Posted by
On June 14, 2011, Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) introduced the Immigration Driving Entrepreneurship in America (IDEA) Act of 2011, which aims to promote innovation, research and job growth in the U.S.
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Public Policy
July 13, 2011 Posted by
Going public too soon can be a mistake for a startup, but current regulations often force companies to take this action before they are ready. Legislators in Washington are working to change that with the introduction of what's known as The Private Company Flexibility and Growth Act.
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Public Policy
July 12, 2011 Posted by
Anthony Shriver introduces the Best Buddies program and describes why you should join him and SVB to raise money for this important program that benefits people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
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Startups
July 12, 2011 Posted by
Entrepreneurs at SVB's Showcase event discuss how the latest developments in technology create market opportunities for their promising businesses.
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Public Policy
July 12, 2011 Posted by
I just returned from SVB’s Leadership Summit for venture capital and private equity CFOs, where I had the opportunity to facilitate several discussions about new regulations affecting the venture capital and private equity arenas. We were “fortunate” enough to be meeting the day after the SEC announced their new rules defining venture capital funds...
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Economic Outlook
July 11, 2011 Posted by
Ron White of Blue Collar comedy fame has claimed that “people learn things” when he drinks. As an example, he cites the time a cab driver learned that when Ron says, “I gotta yak,” it doesn’t mean he has a hairy buffalo tied up in his backyard.
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