Archive: September 2019

The Relationship Between US and German Interest Rates

Bundesbank Reacts to Weakness in German PMI The Central Bank of Germany, or Deutsche Bundesbank, historically adjusts asset purchases of bunds and other assets to change the direction of the yield on 10-Year bunds. This is used in an attempt to alter the course of the German economy, because of the…

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Capital Requirements Measure Safety and Soundness of Banks

IDC Financial Publishing (IDCFP) uses the acronym CAMEL to represent the financial ratios we use to evaluate the safety and soundness of commercial banks, savings institutions and credit unions. This article explains how we use the capital requirements ratios in banks and savings institutions as the “C” component of our CAMEL…

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Who Uses IDC Financial Publishing’s Ranks and Why?

Our Customers Many institutions rely on IDC Financial Publishing (IDCFP) CAMEL rankings to do business. This includes financial institutions that buy and sell brokered CDs, insurance companies, state and local governments, federal agencies, private companies, as well as individual banks, savings institutions and credit unions. Brokers trading certificates of deposit, registered…

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