Did you know that to the federal government, defaulting on your student loans is considered almost as serious as not paying your taxes? In today’s worrying economic climate, many recent and soon-to-be graduates might be concerned about the possibility of student loan default. Here’s the cold hard truth about going into default… and some good news for you if you’re already in this situation. Discover everything you need to know by grabbing a copy of this ebook today.
Despite the proliferation of computer indicators, the professional trader recognizes that success in trading still depends on a person’s ability to read, anticipate and react to market movement. But how do you define something that can change more often then the weather? The answer is to use the geometry of the market itself. Channel Surfing presents one of the most definitive methods for establishing the geometry of any market, enabling a person to exploit the bias between buyers and sellers. Price rarely moves in a straight line and so channels provide the ultimate momentum indicator, outperforming many of the most popular indicators in use today. The beauty of it is that it doesn’t require you to suffer through large draw downs in order to realize a profit. In fact, it is so effective that it is probably the very best approach for beginning traders and those with very little capital. So just imagine what an experienced and well-funded trader can do with it! As you read this book you can expect to discover and learn: The basic concepts of Channel Surfing, presented in a way that is easy to understand and easy to apply. Why channels are a natural phenomenon and how to take full advantage of this. How to take the basic concepts of Channel Surfing and catapult it into an even more powerful method of trading using advanced techniques. Additional methods of reading the geometry of the market that add to your success. For both novice and professional traders alike Channel Surfing provides a solid foundation for understanding the language of the markets. It is an exceptionally powerful technique that has the ability to adapt to the personal trading style of the individual trader and dramatically improve their success.
This article compares default patterns among prime and subprime mortgages, analyzes the factors correlated with default, and examines how forecasts of defaults are affected by alternative assumptions about trends in home prices. The authors find that extremely pessimistic forecasts of home price appreciation could have generated predictions of subprime defaults that were closer to the actual default experience for loans originated in 2006 and 2007. However, for prime loans one would have also had to anticipate that defaults would become much more sensitive to home prices. Tables and graphs.
Whether or not there is discrimination in the mortgage lending market is one of the most extensively debated issues in the civil rights arena. Because many early studies were flawed and the results misinterpreted on both sides of the debate, there is little agreement as to the next essential steps in either research or enforcement. This comprehensive volume seeks to clarify the debate by including rigorous review of fair lending research, applied projects, and enforcement activities to date, as well as recommendations for research needed to resolve unanswered questions. The intent of the authors is to help the housing industry, regulators, advocates, and the research community to better understand the issue of discrimination in an important area of American life — the right to take out a mortgage to buy a home based on one’s credit worthiness, not on one’s race or ethnic group.
This paper mines the experience of capital markets during the 19th century to propose an alternative way of interpreting international default episodes. The standard view is that defaulting on sovereign debt entails exclusion from capital markets. Yet we have observed multiple instances of sovereign debt default in which the reaction of lenders was not the one predicted by the punishment story: in some cases, lending ceased for long periods, but in others it was not interrupted. This paper claims that the reaction of lenders after default stems from the additional knowledge about the borrower that lenders acquire during these episodes. The lending relationship is modeled in a costly state-verification environment in which governments have private information about their investment projects (good or bad). It is shown that, in the event of default, it is worthwhile for lenders to find out more about the type of project, and then interrupt lending only if the project is believed to be a bad one.
A research & commentary on the critical policy issue of whether or not racial discrimination exists in the home mortgage lending industry. A collection of essays on this topic by experts such as John Yinger, Stephen Ross, & George Galster. Also includes commentaries on mortgage performance & housing market discrimination, default rates & their place in the controversy, & the role of FHA data in the lending discrimination discussion. Graphs, charts.
Syndicated loans are loans provided by a group of lenders and administered or arranged by investment banks and are one of the key ways in which firms raise capital for growth. Agreements can range from straightforward ‘vanilla’ transactions, to highly complex agreements with numerous payout structures and conditions, and a key part of the process is documentation and negotiation.
This new edition provides a highly practical and comprehensive resource for bankers and lawyers, at all levels of experience, involved in international lending. The author covers the terms of international loan documentation with comprehensive explanations of the purpose of the provisions, and of areas that may require negotiation, with an emphasis on the wording of the Loan Market Association (LMA) documents. It also covers term loans and revolving credits and includes comparisons of the provisions required for investment grade borrowers and for asset and project based credit risks, and includes discussion of security, quasi security, and legal opinions.