Financial ServicesThe financial services segment comprises the investment agreement business and the derivative products business. Gross interest income less gross interest expense and operating expenses from investment and payment agreements, plus operating results from the derivative products business was ($69.6) million for the second quarter of 2010, down from ($37.1) million for the second quarter of 2009. The decrease was primarily driven by the impact of declining interest rates on the financial services derivative portfolio during the second quarter of 2010, partially offset by lower termination losses on canceled swaps and valuation adjustments relating to Ambac’s credit risk. Beginning in the second half of 2009, the financial services segment has been positioned to record gains in a rising interest rate environment in order to provide a hedge against certain exposures within the financial guarantee segment. The interest rate swap and investment agreement businesses are in run-off.
Ambac Financial Group, Inc. Announces Second Quarter 2010 Results
Check Out Our Best Services for Investors
Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.
- Model portfolio
- Stocks trading below $10
- Intraday trade alerts
David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutinyquantitative, fundamental and technical analysisto maximize profit potential and minimize risk.
Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.