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Q3 2020 Economic Update Article Q3 2020 Economic Update Each quarter our Member Strategies Team takes an in-depth look at the economic issues facing the nation while providing a unique commentary on the effects they may have on our members. Don't Let Current Liquidity Be “the Tail that Wags the Dog!” Video/Webinar Don't Let Current Liquidity Be “the Tail that Wags the Dog!” Yes, there is a liquidity crisis, just not the one most financial institutions anticipated…too much current liquidity. This webinar features Darling Consulting Group addressing key approaches for liquidity management in today's challenging environment. Q2 2020 Economic Update Article Q2 2020 Economic Update Each quarter our Member Strategies Team takes an in-depth look at the economic issues facing the nation while providing a unique commentary on the effects they may have on our members. Marginal Cost of Funds Whitepaper Marginal Cost of Funds Like many others, your institution has likely experienced record deposit growth over the past few years. While a lack of attractive opportunities in which to invest this low cost source of funding is less than ideal, deposit growth has been widely viewed as a source of strength. The Forward Starting Advance - a solution against rising interest rates Article The Forward Starting Advance - a solution against rising interest rates Even though the old adage states, "You can't have your cake and eat it, too",  we think the FHLB Des Moines Forward Starting Advance lets you enjoy the best of both worlds. Standby Letters of Credit – A Low-Cost, High-Reward Solution for Procuring Public Deposits Article Standby Letters of Credit – A Low-Cost, High-Reward Solution for Procuring Public Deposits It's no secret that the Federal Home Loan Bank of Des Moines is best known for its Advance products, but did you know we have a lesser known product that is helping our members lower on-balance sheet liquidity costs and attract public funds? We're talking about Standby Letters of Credit (SBLOCs). Q1 2020 Economic Update Article Q1 2020 Economic Update Each quarter our Member Strategies Team takes an in-depth look at the economic issues facing the nation while providing a unique commentary on the effects they may have on our members. Beat the Spread - A Strategy to Secure Low-Cost Funding Whitepaper Beat the Spread - A Strategy to Secure Low-Cost Funding If your institution is in the market to lock in long-term funding, can handle the accounting implications of using derivatives, and is looking to find the absolute lowest funding cost possible, the “Beat the Spread” strategy might be for you. FHLB Des Moines: Your source for Paycheck Protection Funding Article FHLB Des Moines: Your source for Paycheck Protection Funding If your institution is looking for a price and duration certain source of funding to meet your expanding customer needs through the Paycheck Protection Program, consider using an FHLB Des Moines short-term advance. Q4 2019 Economic Update Article Q4 2019 Economic Update Each quarter our Member Strategies Team takes an in-depth look at the economic issues facing the nation while providing a unique commentary on the effects they may have on our members. Strategies and Tools to Maximize Performance and Manage Risk Article Strategies and Tools to Maximize Performance and Manage Risk Sound balance sheet management and funding strategies play a critical role in achieving the balance you need to make the loans your customers want and provide safe, rewarding deposit opportunities. We can help you with both through our Strategies Team and their tools. Q3 2019 Economic Update Article Q3 2019 Economic Update Each quarter our Member Strategies Team takes an in-depth look at the economic issues facing the nation while providing a unique commentary on the effects they may have on our members.