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Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:48 PM

Trump's company could save millions if interest rates fall as he demands

Source: Washington Post

Trumpís company could save millions if interest rates fall as he demands

By Jonathan O'Connell, David A. Fahrenthold and Heather Long August 24 at 12:37 PM

President Trump stands to save millions of dollars annually in interest on outstanding loans on his hotels and resorts if the Federal Reserve lowers rates as he has been demanding, according to public filings and financial experts.

In the five years before he became president, Trump borrowed more than $360 million via four loans from Deutsche Bank for his hotels in Washington, D.C., and Chicago, as well his 643-room Doral golf resort in South Florida.

The payments on all four properties vary with interest rate changes, according to Trumpís official financial disclosures. That means he has already benefited from falling interest rates that were spurred in part by a cut the Federal Reserve announced in July, the first in more than a decade ó and his payments could drop by millions of dollars more annually if the central bank grants Trumpís wish and further lowers short-term rates, experts said.

ďIt will reduce his borrowing costs quite a bit if he gets what he wants,Ē said Phillip Braun, a finance professor at Northwestern Universityís Kellogg School of Management. Braun said Trumpís savings could be even greater if Deutsche Bank permits his company to pay down the loans more quickly without a penalty, which banks sometimes allow.

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Eugene Aug 24 OP
Eliot Rosewater Aug 24 #1
TheFarseer Aug 24 #2
Igel Aug 24 #4
TheFarseer Aug 25 #6
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Aug 24 #3
SharonAnn Aug 24 #5

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:50 PM

1. Too bad this isnt a Democrat illegally making money while in power, 45 million MAGA

would arm themselves and hunt that Democrat down and END them by dinner.

If they did this.

No, I am not suggesting someone should do that to rump , I am merely pointing out the fact that cons have no rules, AT ALL and libs have to follow ALL the rules.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 12:58 PM

2. Why isn't this widely discussed?

Itís insane that hardly anyone mentions this. I bet lots of Fox News watching retirees with money market accounts are cheering on lower interest rates when it would take money directly out of their pockets.

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Response to TheFarseer (Reply #2)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:41 PM

4. I figure it's widely known.

If you borrow and interest rates fall, you save money.

That's Trump. That's me. That's the federal government. That's the state governments.

If you loan and interest rates fall, you don't make as much money.

That's pension funds. That's investors, rich and not so rich. That's people who buy T-bills.

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Response to Igel (Reply #4)

Sun Aug 25, 2019, 05:52 AM

6. Obviously it's widely known

Higher interest rates are bad for borrowers and good for savers. I mean that Trump has a massive amount of loans AND they are on adjustable rates.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 01:27 PM

3. But of course

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Aug 24, 2019, 08:04 PM

5. Of course. He's the self-described "King of Debt" Wants lower interest rates.

That will mean more money in his pocket. It's all about the Benjamins.

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