Forward Rates Part 2: Forward Yield Table

In the last post, Forward Rates Part 1: Gap Analysis, we calculated the forward rate for a two year fixed rate investment, five years from now. Here is a review of the math: Why is everything multiplied by 2? That’s because we are assuming semiannual compounding. First we calculate the value of $1 in 5 years at […]

Forward Rates Part 1: GAP Analysis

  Gap Analysis, sometimes referred to as breakeven analysis, will get us 3/4 of the way to understanding forward rates. There are three different interest rates involved with gap analysis: Term Rate: Security with the longest term to maturity. Head Rate: A shorter maturity alternative to the Term Rate. Tail Rate: A rate that starts at the end of […]

Even Cash Flow Calculator

This worksheet just might make calculating things like loan payments, the amount that could be borrowed, the interest rate, etc. a little easier than the HP-12C calculator, with Reverse Polish Notation, you have been holding onto for the last 30 years. Their are five inputs to the calculator: Rate Cash Flow (Payment) Number of Cash Flows Present […]

Valuing Servicing With CPR

Long before I wrote user defined functions for valuing servicing on a pool of mortgages, I developed amortization tables to understand the cash flows and proof my VBA. The amortization schedule provided below is not the typical amortization. It has a number of uses besides explaining the math of constant prepayment rates (CPR) and servicing. For example, if you […]

Total the amount for each date, on multiple sheets

I ran into this problem in accounting. A workbook was being generated by the general ledger that created separate sheets for each ATM, with dates and deposits.  There were a total of 19 ATMs. Individual dates for each sheet were in column A and amounts in column C. The dates did not necessarily show up in the same […]