Negative duration

Negative duration

Occurs when the price of an MBS moves in the same direction as interest rates.

Negative Duration

1. A situation in which the price of a bond or other debt security moves in the same direction of interest rates. That is, negative duration occurs when the bond prices go up along with interest rates and vice versa.

2. In banking, a situation in which the duration of a bank's liabilities exceeds that of its assets. Negative duration means that the bank's equity is negative.
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Alternative income and negative duration strategies can provide additional support if the market environment does not pan out as planned.
We then discuss how negative duration dependence, that is, the apparent decline in job finding rates with the length of time unemployed, affects long-term unemployment.
In addition to a core of motivated sellers, MSRs offer negative duration attributes (yields increase as rates increase) and correlation to the improving US housing market (as defaults decrease, the return profile of MSRs improves).
On the other hand, decreasing [gamma] suggests a baseline hazard with negative duration dependence.
For Minerd, there is value in "floating rate asset-backed securities (ABS) and, specifically, collateralized loan obligations that have negative duration, causing them to rise in price when rates increase."
In case of an interest rate hike, the negative duration effect should be relatively small, so the credit quality cushion will likely be sufficient to make the next investment decision, while decent liquidity should allow the rapid closing of a position if needed.
The amplitude, or strength of the blast; the positive duration or the length of the wave as it rises above the atmospheric pressure; and the negative duration, how long the wave lasts as it falls below atmospheric pressure.
A negative duration coupled with a negative reserve implies that increases in the interest rate will decrease the policy reserve, which is inferred from Equation (5):
They provide the positive duration and positive convexity needed to offset the negative duration and negative convexity of mortgage servicing, says Shaiman.
Likewise, negative duration dependence indicates that the longer a family occupied a state, the less likely they are to exit the state.
Both the employment duration hazard and the unemployment duration hazard exhibit negative duration dependence, although it is not significant in the latter.
Similarly, a negative duration dependence, depicted by [Alpha] [less than] 1, indicates that as a cyclical phase grows "older" its likelihood of termination decreases.