Market volatility sparks some action, but interest rates causes mostly confusion
- NEWS this week. // Finance Week;7/14/2003, p8
Presents news briefs on finance-related issues, as of July 2003. Investment of the National Port Authority to improve the security at commercial ports in South Africa; Interest rates of the European Central Bank; Financial performance of internet portal Yahoo!
- Index amortizing rate swaps. Galaif, Lisa N. // Quarterly Review (01476580);Winter93/94, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p63
Explains the structure and pricing of index amortizing rate (IAR) swaps. Optionality of an IAR swap; Behavior of IAR swaps when interest rates change; Nonparallel shifts in the yield curve; Risk issues; Market for IAR swaps.
- Consumers beginning to re-examine savings strategies. Kotian, Juraj // Slovak Spectator;08/28/2000, Vol. 6 Issue 32, p6
States that bank clients are re-examining their saving strategy because of the drop in interest rates in Slovakia. Information on Slovakia's interest rate as of June 2000; Alternative to time deposit; Information on Devin banka's operation.
- International bonds and the currency risk: How do macroshocks affect returns? Sturges, David M. // International Review of Economics & Finance;2000, Vol. 9 Issue 4, p351
The currency translation risk borne by international investors and the riskiness of returns on long-term bonds both affect international investors' decisions. For the U.S. investor, excess returns on German, Japanese, Canadian, and U.K. bonds have been positively correlated with the respective...
- Business investment taking off. Dekaser, Richard J. // Fairfield County Business Journal;12/15/2003, Vol. 42 Issue 50, p6
Reports on the growth of the business investment sector in Fairfield County, Connecticut. Expansion of the capacity industries; Decline of the interest rates; Occurrence of tax cuts.
- Economy seen bottoming by year-end; interest rates should be at bottom now. Nagan, Peter S.; Kaufman, Kenneth A. // ABA Banking Journal;Aug80, Vol. 72 Issue 8, p14
Reports developments related to the investment market in the United States as of August 1980. Decline of interest rates; Impact to the overall economy of the country; Projection of interest-rate pattern.
- Treasury needs will keep rates from declining sharply. Nagan, Peter S.; Kaufman, Kenneth A. // ABA Banking Journal;Sep82, Vol. 74 Issue 9, p10
Focuses on the factors preventing the decline of interest rates in the U.S. Recovery in investment activity; Demand for liquidity in economic circumstances; Inconsistency between restrictive money-supply targets to rate declines.
- Making hay from Fed's interest-rate hikes. Halverson, Guy // Christian Science Monitor;6/5/2000, Vol. 92 Issue 135, p13
Reports that increases in interest rates in the United States have had a positive effect on money market accounts, savings accounts, and other similar investment vehicles.
- Measuring Balance-Sheet Risk. Filby, David // Credit Union Executive Journal;Jan/Feb99, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p14
Discusses the standard measure in assessing interest-rate risk for investments. How to calculate duration; Example of Macauley duration; Rules on balance sheet and duration.
- Rates seen rising now that Brazil is out of U.S. Treasury market. Kraus, James R. // American Banker;4/19/1994, Vol. 159 Issue 74, p7
Reports on the impact of Brazil's withdrawal from the market for United States Treasuries on interest rates. Amount in bonds Brazil used to collaterize its debt-reduction agreement with foreign banks; Long-term yields on the 30-year Treasury bond; Amount in debt agreed in exchange for a reduced...