Margins are experiencing the cyclical tight squeeze as interest rates are rising and the curve is flattening to disturbing levels. The tipping point has arrived and cost of funds is quickly increasing. Meanwhile, loan rates are lagging due to competitive pressures; unrealized losses on bonds have resurfaced; EVE risk is rising and regulatory scrutiny is accelerating. Many will hit the “panic” button at precisely the wrong time and take action they will likely regret down the road for long time. Forewarned is Forearmed!
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