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CIO Vantage Point
July 19, 2013 Posted by

Bernanke flinches, earnings steady, retail sales stumble, and housing falls.

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CIO Vantage Point
July 17, 2013 Posted by
Since the onset of the financial crisis, the Fed has beenpursuing a hyper-aggressive monetary policy strategy.  QE is running its course and the Fed is signaling a possible end, but I wonder whether that’s because it has worked, or because it hasn’t.
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SVB in the community; U.S.
July 12, 2013 Posted by
In Minnesota, we are certainly not alone when it comes to striving to do good in our community.
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CIO Vantage Point
July 12, 2013 Posted by
IMF downgrade, private fund unveiling, China trade, and German sovereignty.
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CIO Vantage Point
July 11, 2013 Posted by
A quick, broad look at today's economy.
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Observation Deck
July 01, 2013 Posted by
The Fed believes the U.S. economy must be on stronger footing to consider reducing bond purchases and ending quantitative easing programs (QE). The talk of the possible end of QE led to a recent spike in bond yields. Since Chairman Ben Bernanke’s economic testimony to Congress on May 22, the U.S. Treasury curve has seen bond yields climbed as high as 60 basis points.
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CIO Vantage Point
June 28, 2013 Posted by

Fed over-communication, GDP undershoots, Housing’s rise, and Chinese riots.

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Advisories
June 27, 2013 Posted by

To ensure the product is appropriate for their defined risk and liquidity tolerance, we believe investors and their boards should be fully aware prior to investing of the various issues CD programs can present, including liquidity risk, low transparency to bank failure, high penalties for early withdrawal which may cause loss of principal and other factors. 

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