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Kamakura Corporation Named to World Finance 100

September 23, 2014
General Electric Capital Corporation: Bond Default Risk Falls but the Brand Name Premium Does Not

September 19, 2014
Primary Mortgage Yields Rise 0.11% and 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Servicing Values Rise 0.36% This Week

September 13, 2014
Comparing the Marginal Cost of Funds for Berkshire Hathaway with BAC and WFC

September 11, 2014
Primary Mortgage Yields Rise 0.02% and 30 Year Fixed Rate Mortgage Servicing Values Rise 0.13% This Week

September 10, 2014
Bank of America: A Pre-Stress Test Credit Risk Report Shows Dramatic Progress

September 9, 2014
Bank of America and Its High Marginal Cost of Funds

September 8, 2014
Royal Dutch Shell Bond Issue Leads the 20 Best Value Bond Trades with Maturities of 1 Year or More

September 4, 2014
Forward 1 Month T-bill Curve Twists, Jumps 0.16% to Peak at 3.33% in February, 2021

August 26, 2014
Transfer Pricing and Valuation Yield Curves without Swap Data: A KeyBank and KeyCorp Example

August 18, 2014
More Evidence on the Funding “Subsidy” of the Too Big to Fail Banks

August 14, 2014
Mortgage Servicing Rights Values Close Mixed for the Week as Current and Forward Mortgage Rates Drop 0.03%

August 13, 2014
Liquidity At Risk – A stochastic look at cashflows

August 12, 2014
Five of Seven Regional Banks Trade at Credit Spreads Better than the Too Big to Fail Banks

August 12, 2014
Kinder Morgan Energy Partners Leads the 20 Best Value Bond Trades with Maturities of 10 Years or More

August 11, 2014
Measuring the Funding Costs of the Too Big to Fail Banks:
The U.S. Dollar Cost of Funds Index™


August 6, 2014
Credit Spreads and Default Probabilities: A Simple Model Validation Example

August 5, 2014
Vodafone Group PLC: Default Risk is Down Sharply But Value Ranks in the Bottom 10% of Bonds

July 15, 2014
Brazil, Italy, Spain, Credit Default Swaps and the
European Commission Short Sale Ban, 2010-2014


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10 Year Forecast of U.S. Treasury Yields And U.S. Dollar Interest Rate Swap Spreads
Today’s forecast for U.S. Treasury yields is based on the June 23, 2011 constant maturity Treasury yields that were reported by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in its H15 Statistical Release at 4:15 pm June 24, 2011. The “forecast” is the implied future coupon bearing U.S. Treasury yields derived using the maximum smoothness forward rate smoothing approach developed by Adams and van Deventer (Journal of Fixed Income, 1994) and corrected in van Deventer and Imai, Financial Risk Analytics (1996). For an electronic delivery of this interest rate data in Kamakura Risk Manager table format, please subscribe via info@kamakuraco.com.

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10 Year Forecast of U.S. Treasury Yields And U.S. Dollar Interest Rate Swap Spreads
Today’s forecast for U.S. Treasury yields is based on the June 16, 2011 constant maturity Treasury yields that were reported by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in its H15 Statistical Release at 4:15 pm June 17, 2011. The “forecast” is the implied future coupon bearing U.S. Treasury yields derived using the maximum smoothness forward rate smoothing approach developed by Adams and van Deventer (Journal of Fixed Income, 1994) and corrected in van Deventer and Imai, Financial Risk Analytics (1996). For an electronic delivery of this interest rate data in Kamakura Risk Manager table format, please subscribe via info@kamakuraco.com.

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Today’s blog focuses on the U.S. dollar funding shortfall that took place at Barclays during the period from February 8, 2008 to March 16, 2009. Today’s blog contains a surprising conclusion.  Barclays ranked second in average borrowings from the Fed during the March-May 2008 crisis surrounding the collapse of Bear Stearns and its subsequent absorption by JPMorgan Chase, which we review in a subsequent blog. In spite of this semi-crisis, Barclays agreed on September 16, 2008 to take on $72 billion of the trading assets of Lehman Brothers and $68 billion of the trading liabilities. Although Barclays’ initial funding shortfall from this transaction was quite large, the bank’s ability to repay the borrowings was much more substantial than it appeared to be in the aftermath of the Bear Stearns collapse.

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10 Year Forecast of U.S. Treasury Yields And U.S. Dollar Interest Rate Swap Spreads
Today’s forecast for U.S. Treasury yields is based on the June 9, 2011 constant maturity Treasury yields that were reported by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in its H15 Statistical Release at 4:15 pm June 10, 2011. The “forecast” is the implied future coupon bearing U.S. Treasury yields derived using the maximum smoothness forward rate smoothing approach developed by Adams and van Deventer (Journal of Fixed Income, 1994) and corrected in van Deventer and Imai, Financial Risk Analytics (1996). For an electronic delivery of this interest rate data in Kamakura Risk Manager table format, please subscribe via info@kamakuraco.com.

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Today’s blog focuses on the funding shortfall that took place at Depfa Bank PLC New York Branch during the period from February 8, 2008 to March 16, 2009. During this period, Depfa was a subsidiary of Hypo Real Estate AG, which was nationalized by the German government rescue fund SoFFin on October 13, 2009. Today’s blog confirms that Depfa, through its New York Branch, was one of the largest borrowers from the Federal Reserve during the credit crisis, a fact that hasn’t received as much attention as it should. At its peak, Depfa was borrowing $47.8 billion from the Federal Reserve, almost double the funding shortfall at Lehman Brothers on September 15, 2008, the day after its bankruptcy filing. Depfa’s average borrowings from the Fed were $24 billion, second only to AIG among firms studied in this blog series so far.  Depfa’s average borrowings exceeded those of Morgan Stanley, Merrill Lynch, Bank of America in consolidation with Merrill Lynch and Countrywide, and Citigroup.

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