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PERSONAL INTEREST Every profession has sacred principles or ethics governing its operation or activities. Banking is no exception. Some of these principles defining sound banking behaviours are; 1. control mismatch between assets and liabilities 2. know your counterparty 3. expand cautiously into unfamiliar activities 4. avoidance of undue concentration of loans to a single activity, individuals and group But in a situation where banks all over the world are found wanting in terms...

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Term Structure of Interest Rates

Understanding the Term Structure of Interest Rates Prepared for Fundamentals of Financial Management Distributed October 24, 2005 TABLE OF CONTENTS List of Figures.......................………………….......................................….....................iii List of Abbreviations and Symbols.............................…………………..........................iv Summary................................................

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Is Is Ethical to Charge Interest

money, it is very common to hear words such as interest, usury, risks, etc. We mention these words very often and many times we do not even know what they mean. But this is not it; it gets more interesting when we start linking all this stuff with other topics such as religion, ethics and moral values. Going back to the beginning, when we start talking about banks and money, it is known by everybody that banks’ main business are the loans and the interests they ask for them, which many people do not...

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Interest Rate Swap Case

Goodrich-Rabobank Interest Rate Swap In 1983, both B.F. Goodrich and Rabobank needed to execute external financing in order to raise 50 million dollars for ongoing operations. Goodrich wanted to raise the money through debt financing, but because their bonds were BBB- rated, they would have to pay a steep interest rate for a fixed rate. However, the Solomon brothers had an idea. Goodrich could borrow with a floating rate that was tied to LIBOR and then swap interest payments with a Euromarket...

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Compound Interest

COMPOUND INTEREST Making or Spending Money SIMPLE INTEREST FORMULA  If a principal of P dollars is borrowed for a period of t years at a per annum interest rate r, expressed as a decimal, then interest I charged is I  Pr t  This interest is not used very often. Interest is usually compounded which means interest is charged or given on the interest and the principal.  Simple Interest Example COMPOUND INTEREST Payment Periods:  Annually Once per year  Semiannually Twice per year  Quarterly...

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Interest and S & P500 Nikkei Russell

diversification. (6 marks) Question 2 You expect interest rates to decline over the next six months. a. Given your interest outlook, state what kinds of bonds you want in your portfolio in terms of duration and explain your reasoning for this choice. (5 marks) b. You must make a choice between the following three sets of noncallable bonds. For each set, select the bond that would be best for your portfolio given tour interest rate outlook and the consequent strategy set forth in part...

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BFMS L02 Theory And Structure Of Interest Rates

Financial Markets and Systems Set - 2 Theory and Structure of Interest rates P C Narayan IIMB PCN BFMS L02 1 Loanable Funds theory “Market interest Rate is determined by the factors that control the supply and demand for loanable funds” IIMB PCN BFMS L02 2 1 Demand for Loanable Funds • Household demand for loanable funds – As household income rises, so does installment debt – Inverse relationship between demand for lonable funds and interest rate • Business demand for loanable funds – Inverse relationship...

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Finance: Interest and Risk-free Rate

equity has dropped from 12.25% to 10.60% as a result of this. Google, Inc. continues to have debt in its capital structure, and its debt-to-equity ratio is 30%. What is the return on assets of Google, Inc.(No more than two decimals in the percentage interest rate, but do not enter the % sign.) Answer for Question 3 Question 4 (10 points) Suppose CAPM holds, and the beta of the equity of your company is 2.00. The expected market risk premium (the difference between the expected market return and...

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Goodrich Rabobank Interest Rate Swap

its future flexibility by borrowing in the short term. Instead, it wanted to borrow for an 8 year range (or longer) at a fixed rate. However, since the general level of interest rates were pretty high, and Goodrich’s credit ratings had dropped from BBB to BBB-. Goodrich believed that it would have to pay 13% interest for a 30 year corporate debenture. Salomon Brothers had advised Goodrich that they could borrow in the US public debt market with a floating rate debt issue tied to the LIBOR...

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Interest Rate

Effects of Raising Interest Rates If a central bank increases the base rate, this tends to increase all major interest rates in the economy. This means interest rates for both savers and borrowers will increase. Higher interest rates will have various economic effects: 1. Increases the cost of borrowing. Interest payments on credit cards and loans will be more expensive. Therefore this discourages people from borrowing and saving. People who already have loans will have less disposable income...

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