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A bank that has (A-) rated debt will be able to issue bonds with yields that are below the U.S....




Question;1) A bank that has (A-) rated debt will be able to issue bonds with yields that are below the U.S. Treasury Yield Curve.TrueFalse2) Since the Federal Reserve stopped its ?asset purchase? program in September of 2014 the fed funds rate has increased to 35 basis points.TrueFalse3)The decrease in the interest rate from i1 to i2 can be explained bya) a decline in the expected price level.b) an increase in income.c) a decrease in money growth.d) an increase in money growth.4) As Lehman Brothers failed in the autumn of 2008 rates on 30 day P-1 rated commercial paper spiked to 18% per year.TrueFalse5) The spread between Baa rated bonds and Aaa rated bonds according to data at the Board of Governors has been below 50 basis points every month of 2014. This indicates that risk is being underpriced by banking institutions.TrueFalse6) If a bank holding company is designated as a GSIB it will be able to use more leverage than a bank holding company than is not designated as a GSIB.TrueFalse7) If the yield curve shifts up in (interest rates along the curve all change by the same number of basis points) and the bank is funded with liabilities that have shorter maturities than its assets, the value of the bank will decline.TrueFalse8) On August 9th, 2007 the actual Fed Funds rate was 16 basis points above the target rate.TrueFalse9) The Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve has designated 25 U.S. bank holding companies as is global systemically important banking organizations (GSIB). These institutions are now required to split up into smaller institutions.TrueFalse10) If a bank manager believes that interest rates will begin to increase over the next three years as the Federal Reserve begins to drain reserves out of the banking system, bank managers who would like to protect the capital base of the bank should increase the difference between the duration of assets and liabilities.TrueFalse11) The Federal Reserve?s asset purchase program has been successful in bringing down mortgage rates. Mortgage rates (according to the data provided by the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve) have fallen from 6.48% in August of 2008 to 3.35% in November of 2012.TrueFalse12) The demand for money by non bank businesses and households is inversely related to the interest rates on treasury securities. This means that as interest rates on Treasury securities declines the public will be more willing to hold money. I f the public reduces its demand for money this would cause interest rates to:a) remain the sameb) fallc) rised) gyrate13) Bank X finances long term interest paying real estate assets with long term liabilities. If short term interest rates begin to rise the earnings of the bank will: (Assume that all interest receipts are swept into money market securities.)a) Become highly uncertainb) Decreasec) Increased) Remain unchanged14) On July 30th 2009, The Federal Reserve through the Federal Reserve Bank of New York purchased $6.496 billion of Treasury Securities. This open market purchase of securities will:a) Shrink the money supplyb) Increase interest rates to small businessesc) Increase the debt of the U.S.government d) Increase bank reserves in the Federal Reserve system15) Managers of significantly undercapitalized banks are able to raise interest rates on deposits as high as they choose to attract funds that uninsured depositors are not willing to supply.TrueFalse16) The Fed Funds rate was less volatile between 8/9/2007 and 10/1/2007 than between 6/1/2007 and 8/1/2007 because the Fed was buying more securities at the end of August than at the beginning of June.TrueFalse17) According to data of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve interest rate on 30 year mortgages have been increasing since June of 2014. This can be explained by investors anticipating the termination of the Feds asset purchase program.TrueFalse


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