Wed, Jul 23, 2014, 8:10 AM EDT - U.S. Markets open in 1 hr 20 mins

Recent

% | $
Click the to save as a favorite.

BB&T Corporation Message Board

you are viewing a single comment's thread.

view the rest of the posts
  • normlasky normlasky May 4, 2012 9:15 AM Flag

    What Many of You Don't Know:

    Hey Smarty:

    The vast majority of bbt investment securities are mbs government guaratneed. As a result the duration is short - around 3 years. Therefore, as interest rates increase, bbt yield on their investment portfolio will increase. They'll invest the runoff from their mbs portfolio at the market rate. So that blows your argument.

    Your point about the Fed not marking down gov't securities is bizzare. We're not Europe - got our own printing press. Additionally, bbt overwhelming majority of investment securities are backed by home mortgages - 80% or less ltv with the guarantee of gse.

    Last point, is that bbt is well poised for an interest rate increase. Read their 10-k. Their nim will increase appreciably. Look for the section on interest rate sensitivity.

    Go get an education.

 
BBT
37.49+0.16(+0.43%)Jul 22 4:00 PMEDT

Trending Tickers

i
Trending Tickers features significant U.S. stocks showing the most dramatic increase in user interest in Yahoo Finance in the previous hour over historic norms. The list is limited to those equities which trade at least 100,000 shares on an average day and have a market cap of more than $300 million.