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Economic Outlook
May 03, 2011 Posted by
With the news last week that Standard & Poor's put the United States of America on "negative outlook" regarding its AAA rating still lingering in the air, I'm wondering why this is so important.
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FX Outlook
May 03, 2011 Posted by
The outcome of last week's long-awaited FOMC event confirmed the Fed's continued bias toward an accommodative policy. The verbiage of the Fed statement was little changed and quite close to the market expectations that had developed in the weeks leading to the meeting.
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Observation Deck
May 02, 2011 Posted by
With the economy said to be on a firmer footing this year, given stronger economic data and greater confidence, investors are anxious for improved returns in their investment portfolios ...
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Wine Industry
April 27, 2011 Posted by
The wine industry is poised to benefit from an improving economy – and fine wine sales are forecasted to grow by 11-15% year over year – concludes Silicon Valley Bank’s latest annual wine industry report.
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Global Edge
April 26, 2011 Posted by
Foreign exchange hedging is an important defensive move for your company and, if used effectively, can be a valuable offensive strategy as well. Learn more from our free online Web seminar ...
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Economic Outlook
April 26, 2011 Posted by
By definition, investing is a "relative" game. Like Roger Miller's creative lyric that he's only short 14 dollars from having 27 cents, is it more important that he is in the hole $13.73 or that he's down $14?
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FX Outlook
April 26, 2011 Posted by
The dollar is at a new 18-year low and no one seems to be upset. There are no headlines, no demonstrations, no scathing editorials. The issue has not even been pulled into the domestic political arena by politicians decrying the demise of one of the most enduring symbols of the United States.
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Startups
April 22, 2011 Posted by
Startup companies are seeing business conditions improve, actively hiring, and highly concerned about the regulatory environment, according to Startup Outlook 2011, just released by Silicon Valley Bank.
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