Archive Links

Consumer Archive
CU System Archive
Market Archive
Products Archive
Washington Archive

News Now

Products
Paper discusses market spread relative value
DALLAS (7/30/09)--Credit unions should proactively monitor their asset portfolio profiles including pricing, yields and durations, according to an advisory from Southwest Corporate Investment Services. Credit unions also need to balance the high cost of liquidity against lengthening duration in light of a potential rising-rate environment, the corporate said. The advisory, “How Market Spreads Impact Relative Value,” focuses on the factors that impact asset spreads and evaluates current levels for core and non-core assets. The paper noted that the shape of the Treasury curve has gone from flat to positively sloping and short-term rates have declined significantly more than longer-term rates. Treasury yields are benchmarks for loan and investment market rates. From June 2008 to June 2009, the three-month, two-year and 10-year treasuries decreased 155, 168 and 53 basis points, respectively, the paper said. For more information, use the link.
Other Resources

RSS print
News Now LiveWire
Falling #gas prices: Pros, cons for U.S. economy #NewsNow #Market http://t.co/XWwwERwe7e
10 hours ago
Members of Interstate FCU have voted to merge with Credit Union of Southern California https://t.co/yYeSWEG4GH
13 hours ago
.@InfinityFCU has named Liz Hayes as president/CEO. Hayes was formerly EVP and chief administrative offficer at @Affinity_Plus
13 hours ago
.@wpcu battles Speedway in round 3 of Dayton Brand Madness via @DBJnews http://t.co/EbQL5f9be8
15 hours ago
New at #NewsNow: Fed regulators approve new #QRM rule. http://t.co/Bdz5q43xjZ
15 hours ago