Mixed Bag of Data

While the US Federal Reserve did remove the word ‘patient’ from its statement last Wednesday, it is not likely to remove the word ‘cautious’ from their approach to interest rates going forward. After a great deal of FX volatility after the Fed’s dovish outlook at the Federal Open Market Committee meeting last week, traders have been watching closely each economic data release this week for clues to the timing of the Fed’s next move – and the results have been a mixed bag of good, not so good, and ‘as anticipated’.

Managing FED Expectations

As expected, the US Federal Reserve, in their monthly policy meeting on March 18, removed the term "patient" from their forward guidance leading to increased speculation of an impending interest rate increase.  This potential rate move will of course depend, and place an ever-focused magnifying glass, on forthcoming economic data specifically employment and inflation.

Bridge Bank Provides Perpetual Energy Systems $28 Million to Refinance 12.25 Mega Watts of Solar Energy in Northern and Southern California

San Jose, CA – January 28, 2015 – Bridge Capital Holdings (NASDAQ:BBNK), whose subsidiary is Bridge Bank, a full-service professional business bank headquartered in Silicon Valley and with offices located nationwide, announced today that it has provided Perpetual Energy Systems, an independent power producer of renewable energy, with $28 million to refinance multiple solar power plants in California.

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