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FX Outlook
October 05, 2010 Posted by
In late August I put out a warning to clients, colleagues, family and friends — those who I felt may be impacted — that during the month of September the currency markets would experience a VERY BIG MOVE.
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Observation Deck
October 01, 2010 Posted by
The Federal Reserve Board’s Federal Open Market Committee continues to convey the sentiment that the economy is still fragile and the future remains uncertain. A clear message on September 21 was that the Fed would step in if necessary to support the recovery and assure that inflation returns to a level that is in accordance with the Fed’s mandate. Ideally, the Fed would like inflation to be between 1.5 and 2 percent; currently it is at 1.1 percent.
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FX Outlook
September 27, 2010 Posted by
On August 17 I wrote about commodity prices and their relationship with the dollar due to the fact commodities are priced in dollars. I want to revisit this topic with some data that has occurred since mid-August that shows what happens when the dollar is devaluing as a result of the Federal Reserve printing so much money.
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FX Outlook
September 21, 2010 Posted by
Low growth, high unemployment and heavy debt burdens plague the economies of many developed nations. Despite massive amounts of monetary and fiscal stimulus, long-term bond yields are being driven lower as sub-par growth and the specter of price disinflation — even outright deflation — is the near-term concern.
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Economic Outlook
September 21, 2010 Posted by
The Basel Committee on Bank Supervision launched a new siphon hose into the kiddie pool last week in the form of several new recommendations on bank capital requirements.
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Global Edge
September 17, 2010 Posted by
In today’s global economy, fast-growing companies find it advantageous to expand into international markets early in their product development cycle. This free SVB Accelerator online seminar replay will help you achieve a deeper understanding of the key issues and challenges involved in doing business globally and how to take the initial steps to move into overseas markets.
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FX Outlook
September 14, 2010 Posted by
In 2001 Goldman Sachs issued an economic paper titled " The World Needs Better Economic BRICs." Jim O'Neill, Goldman's Chief Global Economist, first introduced the now widely-used BRIC acronym for the emerging economic countries of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
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Economic Outlook
September 14, 2010 Posted by
Last Thursday afternoon a natural gas main in a densely populated San Francisco suburb exploded, destroying dozens of homes and creating a fiery mess. Over one hundred homes were damaged, but fewer than 10 people were seriously hurt and only four deaths have been reported as of this writing.
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