Money and Capital Markets Chapter 8Presentation Transcript
Money and Capital Markets Chapter 8
Market for U.S. government securities is the center of the money and capital markets
U.S. Treasury has to sell many hundred billion dollars worth of securities each year to pay off maturing issues and finance current government operations
Provides reference point for money market (debt less than one year) and capital markets (long-term debt/equities)
The Government Bond Market
When U.S. government runs a deficit, the Treasury Department borrows money by selling government bonds
Sell to anyone willing to lend money to U.S. government
Treasury issues a wide variety of maturities and types of government securities
The Government Bond Market
U.S. securities are basically two types
Marketable [63%]--bought/sold in financial markets
Nonmarketable [37%]--sell back to Treasury
U. S. Treasury Securities
Treasury Bills (T-bills)
issued each week on a discount basis
maturities of 13, 26, 52 weeks
Treasury Notes (T-notes)
original maturities of 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 years
coupon issues – semiannual payments
maturities of 10 to 30 years.
Similar to Notes.
Dealers market the coupons and the body of the security separately as zero-coupon securities.
Stripped Treasury Securities
TIGRs - 1982 Merrill Lynch
CATS - 1982 Salomon Brothers
STRIPS - 1985
Inflation-Indexed Treasury Bonds
1996, Treasury announced that it would periodically issue inflation-indexed bonds that would provide returns tied to the inflation rate.
Coupon is low
Principal increases by the amount of the inflation rate every six months.
Owners of Marketable Government Securities
Purchases Open Market Operations —mostly T-bills
Provides Fed with most of its income
Insurance companies/Pension Funds
Money market mutual funds
Owners - continued
Now own about 37% of U.S. national debt
Without foreign purchases, U.S. interest rates would be much higher
Foreigners are attracted to U.S. securities:
Financial freedom—Dollar is easily traded
Relative high interest rates
U. S. Treasuries
Sold through auctions (first-price, sealed-bid auction)
Registered and issued in book entry form
Interest income exempt from state taxation
Sold on a bank discount basis.
Yield on a discount basis —Calculated as face value minus purchase price divided by the face value
Bond equivalent yield or coupon equivalent yield.
More accurate measure since it uses purchase price rather than face value
Bid and Offer Quotes on Treasury Bills
3 month Maturity Bid Ask Yield
Jan 18 ‘96 93 5.27 5.25 5.41
Bank Discount Basis
The quoted yield on a bank discount basis is not a meaningful measure for 2 reasons:
based on face value rather than actual dollar amount invested.
annualized according to a 360-day rather than a 365-day year - making it difficult to compare T-bills with treasury notes and bonds which pay interest on a 365 day basis.
Computing Yields on Treasury Bills BANK DISCOUNT BASIS: where y D = discount yield, F = Face value ($100), P = Price, T = the number of days to maturity, and 360 is the number of days in the year.
Computing Yields on Treasury Bills
Coupon equivalent yield:
where y BEY = coupon equivalent yield, F = Face value ($100), P = Price, T = the number of days to maturity, and 365 is the number of days in the year.
Computing Yields on Treasury Bills Examples based on the March 30, 1998 T-bill Auction: P (26 week T-bill) = 97.434 y D = 5.075 percent T = 182 days YIELD ON A BANK DISCOUNT BASIS: COUPON EQUIVALENT:
How the Market Works
Most trading takes place in over-the counter markets
Trading in government securities averages more than 20 times trading on the New York Stock Exchange
Increasingly traded around the clock in different parts of the world
How the Market Works
Dealers get much of their inventory of bonds by bidding at competitive auctions
Three- and six-month T-Bills are auctioned weekly
Notes are auctioned on a regular scheduled basis
The Treasury issues new securities to
Raise new funds
Replace funds of maturing securities
The treasury allocates bills to competitive bidders from the low-yield bid to the high-yield bid until the amount of the auction minus the non competitive bids is distributed.
Noncompetitive bidders pay the weighted average price of the competitive bids accepted.
Stop yield - highest yield accepted by the Treasury.
At closing time of auction Treasury does following:
Ranks bids from highest price down
Selects bids in this order until amount sold equals amount scheduled to be sold
Therefore, successful bidders purchase bills at different prices and will earn different yields
Multiple-price, sealed-bid auction
Bidders pay what they bid.
Provides incentives for bidders to acquire more information than is socially desirable.
Bidders want to balance the gain from a lower winning bid against the risk of not winning.
Uniform-price, sealed-bid auction
Price paid by a winning bidder does not depend on that bidder’s bid.
Salomon Brothers Scandal
1990 Treasury bond auction
Bought 65% of an auction – exceeding the 35% maximum
Other dealers that had made commitments that they were unable to fill had to obtain bonds from SB.
SB could charge high prices since they controlled most of the bonds.
August 1991, the Treasury Department barred SB from bidding on Treasury securities for clients.
May 1992, SB paid fines of $190 million to the SEC and Justice Department.
Changes in Procedure
Noncompetitive bids are accepted electronically over Fedline, 1992.
Fedline - a general communications system that links 9,000 depository institutions with the Federal Reserve Banks.
September 1992, experimented with a Dutch Auction on two- and five-year bonds. All successful bidders pay the price of the lowest accepted bid. (Second-price, sealed-bid auction).
Discontinued because of unpopularity with dealers .
Security Dealers’ Profits
Capital Gains or Losses
The ask price is what the dealer will sell the security
The bid price is what the dealer is willing to buy the security for.
The spread represents profit.
The interest that the dealer earns on securities held in its inventory.
The difference between the coupon return (rate) and the cost of borrowing (rate) is called the “carry” for the security.
Dealers borrow funds from banks and through the market for repurchase agreements by borrowing on securities in inventory.
Market for Repurchase Agreements a.k.a., the REPO Market
A repurchase agreement is the sale of a security with the commitment by the seller to repurchase the security at an agreed upon future date, the maturity of the repo. A repo is then a way of borrowing funds using a security as collateral.
A reverse-repo is the purchase of a security with an agreement to resell the security to the original seller. A reverse-repo is a way of investing funds with the security as collateral.
The market is used by dealers for funding and the Fed to carry out Open Market transactions for monetary policy.
Repurchase Agreements (Repos)
A dealer needs to finance $10 million of a Treasury security that is purchased and plans to hold overnight.
A customer of the dealer has excess funds of $10 million.
The customer might be a municipality with tax receipts that it has just collected, and no immediate need to disburse the funds.
Enhance the liquidity of the government securities market.
Although collateral is provided, still have credit risk.
Must monitor value of collateral.
Physical delivery of securities to a custodian is the safest way to take collateral.
Large CDs $100,000
Dollar-denominated time deposits
LIBOR – London Interbank Offered Rate
Overnight rate for Eurodollar lending
Tends to follow U.S. rates
Corporate Debt Securities
Corporate bonds are not risk free. Some have security, some are subordinated to other debtor claims, and some have conversion and call features.
Corporations borrow across all maturity ranges—mainly at the long end
High-quality corporate bonds usually yield more than government bonds and are safer than corporate stocks
Bonds have prior claim before stocks—payment of interest is first priority
Being long term, these bonds are subject to interest-rate risk—interest rises, prices fall
Corporate Bond Features
Issuer has right to pay off the bond before maturity date
Bond option will be exercised if it is in the interest of the borrower
These carry higher interest rate
Convertible bonds —holders have right to convert to common stock at predetermined price
Corporate Bond Ratings
Corporate bonds differ in quality —danger of default by borrower
U.S. government is safest
Various bond rating agencies
Standard and Poors
Investment grade —highest quality bonds
Corporate Junk Bonds
Very risky, but pay high interest to compensate for risk
Tend to perform well when the economy is strong, but extremely risky when economy does poorly
Michael Milken [convicted of securities fraud] and Drexel, Burnham Lambert [bankrupt in 1990] are two examples of problems in the junk bond market
Purchasers of Corporate Bonds
Life insurance and pension/retirement funds hold most corporate bonds
Schedule cash flow based on life expectancies
Hold to maturity—little need for quick liquidation
Foreigners also hold large amount of corporate bonds
Generally traded in over-the-counter market—usually by telephone
Unsecured short-term IOU issued by a corporation.
Maximum maturity of 270 days.
May be interest bearing or discounted.
Can be issued directly or through dealers.
May be rated. Unrated paper is issued at substantially higher yields.
Two categories of issuers:
Finance companies associated with well known manufacturing companies
Nonfinancial companies--generally to finance inventory
Usually purchased directly from issuer by large institutional investors
Because of possibility of default, yields are typically higher than Treasury Bills, but tend to move closely together
Not much of a secondary market—investors generally redeem with issuer
GE Capital Corporation
Largest and most active direct issuer in the US.
Commercial paper outstanding in excess of $70 billion.
Issued by state and local governments
Lowest yield because interest earnings are exempt from federal tax
By law Congress does have the power to tax, but has decided not to tax this source of revenue
General Obligation Bonds
General Obligation bonds are safer and generally pay less interest than Revenue bonds.
tax-anticipation notes (TANs)
bond-anticipation notes (BANs)
Not much of a secondary market
“ Serial” maturity form
Portion of the issue matures each year until entire issue is retired
Each portion carries its own interest rate and is separate from the rest of the issue
In essence a 10 year serial bond is really 10 separate issues, each maturing at different times
Sold through underwriting syndicates who sell to ultimate investors at slightly higher prices
Most complicated of all debt instruments
Borrowing by individuals using real estate as collateral
Most mortgages are insured by some type of government agency minimizing potential default of borrowers
Governmental National Mortgage Association
Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation
Mortgages can be repaid prior to maturity date
Prepayment or refinancing due to lower rates
Investors are not sure of maturity
Investments undesirable to institutional investors
Innovations in mortgage terms
Shorter maturity period
Adjustable rate—minimizes interest rate risk of lender
Balloon payments—low front end with large lump sum payment at end
Collateralized Mortgage Obligations (CMOs)
Developed to reduce uncertainty and broaden the appeal of mortgages
Number of mortgages are placed in a trust
Interest and principal repayments are divided by trustee into four (or more) segments according to a predetermined formula
Investors select which segment from which to receive their payments
Makes the cash flow more predictable
High yields = High risk
The Stock Market
Structure of the Stock Market
About 84 million individual shareholders in U.S.
During past decade institutional investors (pension funds, mutual funds, and insurance) have begun to dominate the market
Stock Market —refers principally to secondary market for common stock
Primary issues are handled through investment banks
Stock (Equity) Exchanges
Organized marketplaces for corporate equities and bonds.
Over-the-counter (OTC) stocks:
Equity shares offered by companies that do not meet listing requirements for major stock exchanges, or choose not to be listed there, and instead are traded in decentralized markets.
Stock (Equity) Exchanges
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
The oldest (1792) and largest exchange where roughly half of the stock trading in the United States is done.
Shares of more than 3,000 companies are traded there. The number of NYSE membership positions, called “seats,” is fixed.
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation (Nasdaq):
The electronic network over which most over-the-counter stocks are traded.
Structure of the NYSE
Posts —location where individual stocks are traded
Traders —receive orders from brokerage houses
Specialists —individuals who maintain orderly trading for securities in their charge
May just match publicly tendered buy and sell orders
Floor traders stand at posts and compete for orders not matched by specialists
If neither of these occur, specialists will buy or sell for their own account to prevent excessive price swings
On floor-based markets , specialists function primarily to match buy orders with sell orders throughout the trading day. This model works best in a balanced-volume situation, one is which buy and sell orders are relatively equal.
On particularly heavy trading days, keeping up with the flow of transactions can be a challenge for the single specialist, who may request that the market temporarily halt trading in a stock if order imbalances occur.
Structure of the OTC Market
Network of dealers and brokers who deal via telephone and computer terminals
National Association of Securities Dealers Automated Quotation System [NASDAQ] —Shows bid and asked prices of OTC traded securities
Structure of multiple market participants.
Multiple market participants trade a company’s stock through a sophisticated computer and telecommunications network.
These participants are divided into two groups:
Electronic communications networks (ECNs) - trading systems which bring additional customer orders into Nasdaq.
Market Makers are independent dealers that compete for investor orders by displaying their buy and sell interest - plus customer limit orders - in Nasdaq-listed stocks.
Market Makers increase the visibility of shares through their combined sponsorship. By standing committed to buy and sell shares of a company’s stock, Market Makers help meet investor demand and create an environment of immediate and continuous trading of a stock.
Order Flow on the NASDAQ
Each Market Maker competes for order flow by displaying bid (buy) and ask (sell) quotations on screen. When an order is received, the Market Maker will immediately purchase for or sell from his or her own trading account, or seek the other side of the trade until it is executed, often in a matter of seconds.
Because Nasdaq distributes trading in a stock among multiple market participants, fluctuations in volume can quickly be absorbed - even on particularly heavy trading days.
No halts for order imbalances may occur on Nasdaq.
Secondary Market Trading
Electronic Communications Networks provide trading in NASDAQ securities
The Island allows the public to view the “order book” in real time.
What determines whether stock prices rise or fall?
Stocks ( equities ) represent ownership company
Investor receives future cash flows in form of dividends
In its simplest form the price of a stock with constant dividends forever is:
Stock prices continued
Therefore, the price will rise if:
Expected future dividends increases
Annual rate of discount decreases
The discount rate is higher than the government bond rate to compensate for the risk of stocks
However, the discount rate will follow movements in the government bond rate
Stock prices continued
Therefore, price of stocks move in same direction of earnings and inversely with interest rates
To predict movements of stock prices must predict:
Expected future earnings
Expected future interest rates
This requires knowledge of future movements of the entire economy
Money and Stock Prices
Some economists believe that fluctuations in the money supply will provide key to movements in stock prices
Increase in money supply will increase stock price:
Individuals hold larger cash that they need
Spend some on stock which increases demand and increases price (assume supply fixed in short-run)
Opposite for a decrease in money supply
Money and Stock Prices
Therefore, rapidly expanding money supply generally leads to higher stock prices; inadequate growth of money leads to a fall
Difficult to determine if stock and money growth are related to each other or reacting to a third causal force
However, other economic forces may cause stock prices and growth of money supply to move in opposite directions