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Averting Bond Losses with Accounting Twist

Averting Bond Losses with Accounting Twist

In the world of finance is a simple fact that your bonds will lose value when interest rates go up. But the consequences of that fact are all over the place when it is a bank holding the bonds. When banks own bonds in their trading portfolio, they have what is colloquially called a trading loss due to mark-to-market accounting. Every day banks value these bonds at their day-old closing price and if the bonds went down in...

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