Federal Reserve lending to depository institutions (the “discount window”) plays an important role in supporting the liquidity and stability of the banking system and the effective implementation of monetary policy. By providing ready access to funding, the discount window helps depository institutions manage their liquidity risks efficiently and avoid actions that have negative consequences for their customers, such as withdrawing credit during times of market stress. Thus, the discount window supports the smooth flow of credit to households and businesses. Providing liquidity in this way is one of the original purposes of the Federal Reserve System and other central banks around the world.
The Federal Reserve encourages depository institutions to turn to the discount window to help meet demands for credit from households and businesses at this time. In support of this goal, the Board today announced that it will lower the primary credit rate by 150 basis points to 0.25 percent, effective March 16, 2020. This reduction in the primary credit rate reflects both the 100 basis point reduction in the target range for the federal funds rate and a 50 basis point narrowing in the primary credit rate relative to the top of the target range. Narrowing the spread of the primary credit rate relative to the general level of overnight interest rates should help encourage more active use of the window by depository institutions to meet unexpected funding needs. To further enhance the role of the discount window as a tool for banks in addressing potential funding pressures, the Board also today announced that depository institutions may borrow from the discount window for periods as long as 90 days, prepayable and renewable by the borrower on a daily basis. The Federal Reserve continues to accept the same broad range of collateral for discount window loans. Continue reading →
Frisco, Texas, June 29, 2018 (Globe Newswire) — West Texas Resources (“WTR” or the “Company”) (OTCBB:WTXR) announced today that the Company has agreed to a Joint Venture Agreement with Miller Oil Properties, Inc. and D-Mil Production, Inc. (“Miller Companies”). WTR will acquire certain non-operated working interests in properties which are currently owned by non-operating partners to the Miller Companies. These properties are located in Oklahoma and Texas and operated by the Miller Companies.
Under terms of the agreement WTR acquires most of the non-operated working interest in the properties which are located in south central Oklahoma and north Texas. The properties currently comprise working interests in nineteen (19) wells, ten (10) of which are wells that are currently waiting on re-completions and/or work overs. As part of the Joint Venture Agreement, WTR will fund the development of Proved Behind Pipe Reserves and Proved Shut-in Reserves on these ten wells. The total estimated capital required to carry out the development plan is $423,500.00. Purchase and Sale Agreements (PSA) for the non-operated working interests have previously been negotiated by the Miller Companies and are in hand. WTR will pay $250,000.00 to acquire the non-operated working interests under PSA. Hunter Stuart Energy Advisors and Ponderosa Resources Corporation, who provided financial advisory and petroleum engineering services will be paid a sum of $100,000.00 upon closing of the PSA, fifty percent (50%) of this fee may be paid, at the option of WTR, in WTR stock based on the closing price of WTXR common shares on the date of execution of this agreement. Closing of the PSA is subject to WTR’s ability to raise the required capital to acquire the working interests. Continue reading →
Both short term and long term trading can be effective trading strategies, however, long term trading has several significant advantages. These include the effect of compounding, the opportunity to earn from dividends, reduction of the impact of price fluctuations, the ability to make corrections in a more timely manner, less time spent monitoring stocks.
1. Compounding: Time is an investor’s best friend because it allows for compounding effect to take place. Compounding is the mathematical process where interest on your money in turn earns interest and is added to your principal, and if the stocks or equity mutual funds are selected carefully, it can give very good gains over longer time frame.
2. Dividends: Holding a stock to take advantage of payouts from dividends is another way to increase the value of an investment. Some companies offer the ability to reinvest dividends with additional share purchases thereby increasing the overall value of your investment. Additionally, dividends are more a reflection of a company’s overall business strategy and success than volatile price fluctuations based on market emotions. Continue reading →