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2019 Scholarship Recipients Announced

GSBC is pleased to announce its 2019 scholarship recipients. The list of students below have received scholarships of approximately one-third of the three-year tuition to attend the Annual School Session. Approximately $100,000 in scholarships are funded by GSBC annually, and awards are made through partnerships with co-sponsoring bankers associations, intermediate schools of banking and the…

1st Quarter 2019 Fixed Income Portfolio Strategy Recommendation

Fed Chair Jay Powell said “there is not set path for interest rate policy” and the futures market shows almost no chance of a rate increase in 2019 (The highest odds of a hike currently show a 0.9% chance of a hike in the 3rd Quarter of 2019).  As Fed Chair Powell has repeatedly said, we…

Cash Flow and Bond Gains

As the general consensus continues to suggest higher Treasury rates ahead, portfolio managers should remember the importance of cash flow and price stability. Predictably, unrealized losses expand as interest rates increase. Additionally, cash flow from securities with optionality tend to slow considerably, delaying the re-pricing of principal and aggravating losses.