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  • » TLV Careers: February 1, 2017

    • February
    • 01
    • 2017

    TLV Careers: February 1, 2017

    To avoid criticism, say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
    - Aristotle
    Life is a 162 game season. The goal is to be in first place at the end of the season. Strive to improve every day. Be patient and persistent. Do good things.
    Major League Baseball has a 162 game season. But that’s not all the games the teams and players will play. There’s preseason. If lucky, there are the playoffs. A team can play as many as 180 games in one season. That’s a whole lot of work—or fun for those ball players who surely enjoy what they are doing. I guess it helps that they are getting paid gazilions. Those offseason vacations must be quite luxurious. Read More »

  • » TLV Industry: January 24, 2017

    • January
    • 24
    • 2017

    TLV Industry: January 24, 2017

    No amount of sophistication is going to allay the fact that all of your knowledge
    is about the past and all your decisions are about the future
    – Ian Wilson, former GE executive



    Trump’s plans could double US GDP growth by 2018, Deutsche Bank Says
    Concern about Trump’s policies are everywhere, but this banker seems pretty optimistic.

    Radical changes are on their way for investment banks
    Technology, regulation and globalization are rapidly changing the way investment banks operate. Read More »

  • » TLV Economy: January 6, 2017

    • January
    • 06
    • 2017

    TLV Economy: January 6, 2017


    A log of the most recent releases of data impacting our world

    Bureau of Labor Statistics on Employment: Below expectations, but up
    (January 6, 2017) Compared to median expectations of 174,000, total nonfarm payroll employment fell short, but did rise by 156,000 in December 2016. The unemployment rate was relatively unchanged at 4.7%. Health care and social assistance (63,000) led job growth, followed by food service and drinking places (30,000). Revisions to the two previous months added 19,000 new jobs.
    Total 2016 employment growth of 2.16 million was below the 2015 rate of 2.7 million. The labor force participation rate, at 62.7%, changed little in December and was little changed during 2016. Total unemployment stands at 7.5 million.  Read More »

  • » Industry Update: November 10, 2016

    • November
    • 10
    • 2016

    The Latest News From Your World
    Banking, The Traditional Buy Side, Alternative Asset Management and the CFO's World

    "All money is a matter of belief." 
    - Adam Smith


    Deustche Bank fights to regain market share
    Europe’s economic fragility, the U.S. Justice Department fine and more aggressive competitors are making the world much more challenging for this German-based global institution.

    EVP TD Bank Group and Vice Chair of TD Securities leaving early 2017
    After almost 20 years with TD, Pat Meneley is set to leave. TD’s current head of corporate and investment banking, Robbie Pryde, will replace him.
      Read More »

  • » Recession, Anyone?

    • September
    • 12
    • 2016

    Are we headed into a recession? Numerous economic data suggests the U.S. economy has been slowing for several quarters. Just recently auto sales lost their momentum. And not withstanding the July employment print of 271,000 new jobs, one month later we fell back into what seems a more challenged job market, with 151,000 jobs added in August.
    Because of the massive amount of data we all have to keep up with every day, it' forest for the trees. Two trends need to be considered… Read More »

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