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Money market fund managers voluntarily waive fees they have a contractual right to claim. Accordingly, the effective fee charged may be substantially less than indicated in expense ratios and may vary over the year despite a constant contractual fee. Retail fund managers use fee waivers to strategically adjust net advisory fees to current realizations in
Having an emergency fund of savings and investment in CDs should certainly alleviate any problems with short term unexpected cash needs. With an emergency fund in an account that does not penalize early withdrawal would certainly make it highly unlikely you would need to cash out a long term CD for unexpected short-term money
The combination of services that are offered to shareholders differs from the various money market funds. Reviewing the mutual fund literature carefully will help to determine which services are offered and which may be especially important for a particular investors needs. The following is a list of some of the features offered by money market
Primebank is located in northwest Iowa and has been a vital player in the growth and development of the communities it serves. Primebank provides three convenient offices, Internet account access, and a network of ATMs. The main bank office is in Le Mars, and bank branch offices are in Sioux Center and Sioux City.
Repo is the shortened term for repurchase agreement. Repurchase agreements are financial instruments used in money markets and capital markets as a form of overnight borrowing. A repurchase agreement involves a short-term sale and subsequent repurchase of securities by a bank or other financial institution. They are most frequently completed with government securities but other
The equity markets and interest rate markets have apparently absorbed recent world events and some level of normality has returned. Normal activity at this time is a rising stock market and mildly rising interest rates.
More good news for the economy was released last week with GDP revised upwards to 3.1% for the 4th quarter
Fed funds are unsecured loans of reserve balances at Federal Reserve Banks between depository institutions. Banks keep reserve balances at the Federal Reserve Banks to meet their reserve requirements and to clear financial transactions. Transactions in the fed funds market enable depository institutions with reserve balances in excess of reserve requirements to lend
One of the top three largest banks based in Oregon is West Coast Bank which is headquartered in Lake Oswego, OR. As one of the largest banks in the Beaver State, West Coast Bank is also one of the largest mortgage lenders. West Coast Bank offers competitive mortgage rates and a number of flexible loan
SharePlus Federal Bank is a mutual savings bank in Texas advertising some very attractive CD rates in the local Dallas Morning News. This bank started life as a credit union and on July 23, 2004, the credit union membership voted to change the charter and become a bank. As a bank, SharePlus Federal Bank has
While interest rates have continued to drop across most CD terms, First Federal Savings Bank of Frankfurt in Kentucky has managed to maintain impressive yields on their long term CDs, especially the three year CD. The three year CD at First Federal Savings Bank of Frankfurt will earn an interest rate of 4.11% for new
Searching for the best mortgage rates and loan terms in the current economic climate should start with a review of the big bank mortgage lenders in the region where you intend to secure new financing. Whether you are looking to refinance an existing home loan, searching for a jumbo mortgage amount or need the benefits
Park Cities Bank is now offering the best 6 month CD rate in Texas. Park Cities Bank has a 6 month CD with an interest rate of 4.00%. Not only is this an outstanding 6 month CD rate, but the bank also offers a 9 month CD that yields 4.25%. For CD accounts that have
Sovereign Bank has been running two ads publicizing the banks strength and the interest rate campaign on CDs it is currently running. Both ads are found in the New Jersey Star-Ledger on Nov. 2, 2008. The first ad is on the acquisition of Sovereign Bank by Santander. Banco Santander had announced they were acquiring the
The Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability, Neel Kashkari, gave a speech that was a comprehensive update on the Treasury Department’s progress in implementing the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). The speech was given at Brookings Institution on January 8, 2009. The following is excerpts from the speech discussing the Fed and Treasury programs in place.
It’s an accounting fiction. Money-market funds are just short-term bond funds. Although the target price for each share is $1, a bond might be at 0.998 cents on the dollar while another is at 1.00123 cents, and it all balances out to $1 per share.
Cole Taylor Bank has one of the top CD rates advertised in the Nov. 12th issue of the Chicago Tribune. The CD rates promoted are for a 15 month term CD and an 11 month term CD. The ad refers to the CD product as a “Stock Up CD.” The interest rate on the 15
From day to day, the amount of reserves a bank wants to hold may change as its deposits and transactions change. When a depositor writes a check against his account, that bank must surrender that amount in reserves to the payee’s bank for the check to clear. Reserves are constantly moving from one
Not all bank interest rates are created equal. In turbulent economic times the difference between the rates being offered on similar products between banks can be very significant. CD rates, savings account rates and money market rates will vary measurably between banks and financial institutions. As bank profits gyrate and competition intensifies, the rates promoted
The periodic examination of escrow accounts by a mortgage company to verify that monthly deposits are sufficient to pay taxes, insurance, and other escrow-related items on when due.
Tescott is just minutes from Salina and 95 miles north of Wichita. It’s not very glamorous. Not the the town of , rather the origin of its name. The town was named after a man herding sheep. In 1865, Thomas Eugene Scott came to Kansas while herding sheep across the Midwest. In memory of Mr.