COVID-19 Market Updates

Timely updates as the market reacts to coronavirus (COVID-19).

  • U.S. equities rise on vaccine hopes

    U.S. equities rise on vaccine hopes

    The major U.S. equity indices moved higher on the week as optimism over the prospects of the development of an effective COVID-19 vaccine buoyed investor sentiment despite rising tensions between...

    View More
  • Navigating hedging decisions for REITS during the COVID-19 crisis

    Navigating hedging decisions for REITS during the COVID-19 crisis

    Considerations around risk management start with economic factors. But REITs (as SEC filers) applying U.S. GAAP accounting must also contemplate financial reporting ramifications of hedging decisions.

    View More
  • Questions about how COVID-19 is impacting the markets?

    Email Us
  • U.S./China tensions reignite

    U.S./China tensions reignite

    Major U.S. equity indices moved lower on the week as weakening domestic economic data and rising geopolitical tensions soured investor sentiment and jeopardized hopes for a V-shaped economic recovery.

    View More
  • LIBOR transition: GBP update—18 May, 20206:58

    LIBOR transition: GBP update—18 May, 2020

    Despite the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the UK Financial Conduct Authority is still advising all market participants to prepare for a discontinuation of LIBOR at the end of 2021.

    Watch Video
  • ISDA Agreements and the effects of COVID-19 — FAQ

    ISDA Agreements and the effects of COVID-19 — FAQ

    Chatham’s team of ISDA negotiators and regulatory advisors provide answers to questions about the status of ISDA agreements in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    View More
  • U.S. real estate market update—May 11, 20209:37

    U.S. real estate market update—May 11, 2020

    This summarizes the impacts that COVID-19 has had on repo markets and SOFR, how market participants have responded, and the possible implications of the economic slowdown on the LIBOR-SOFR transition.

    Watch Video
  • Unemployment rate spikes to 14.7%

    Unemployment rate spikes to 14.7%

    Major U.S. equity indices moved higher on the week, snapping a two-week streak of losses, as optimism grew over the prospects of effective COVID-19 treatments and vaccines.

    View More
  • U.S. economy contracts in the first quarter

    U.S. economy contracts in the first quarter

    The major U.S. equity indices moved lower on the week as weak domestic economic data and rising tensions between the U.S. and China soured investor sentiment.

    View More
  • U.S. real estate market update—April 27, 2020

    U.S. real estate market update—April 27, 2020

    This update summarizes recent actions of the Fed, how those actions have flowed through to indicators of credit conditions, and how these changing conditions are impacting CRE interest rate caps.

    View More
  • Congress passes another spending bill

    Congress passes another spending bill

    The major U.S. equity indices fell last week as fears of a prolonged global slowdown soured investor sentiment despite the passing of a $484B federal spending bill.

    View More
  • FASB decisions on COVID-19 hedge accounting impacts

    FASB decisions on COVID-19 hedge accounting impacts

    Recent FASB decisions on the accounting impacts of COVID-19 created a gray area subject to interpretation and potential manipulation. Consistent, accurate accounting treatment will be critical.

    View More
  • Market volatility impacts fuel markets

    Market volatility impacts fuel markets

    The Saudi/Russia price war, coupled with steady declines in consumption, sent prices for crude and products into free fall, which can meaningfully impact fuel hedging programs.

    View More
  • Weekly bulletin—Is the UK set for inflation?

    Weekly bulletin—Is the UK set for inflation?

    Independent central banks exist to protect politicians from one of the oldest temptations of government: increasing their own money supply during times of economic stress.

    View More
  • Equities rise amid weak economic data

    Equities rise amid weak economic data

    Despite weak domestic economic data, the three major U.S. equity indices moved higher for a second consecutive week as hope for a swift reopening of the U.S. economy improved investor sentiment.

    View More
  • Fed provides more stimulus

    Fed provides more stimulus

    Global equities surged last week with the three major U.S. equity indices gaining over 10% on the week as a perceived easing of the COVID-19 outbreak in global hotspots outweighed worsening data.

    View More
  • U.S. real estate market update—April 6, 2020

    U.S. real estate market update—April 6, 2020

    Interest rate swaps are highly customizable and negotiable, and lend themselves to restructuring. This flexibility enables a cash-constrained borrower to amend and temporarily reduce payments.

    View More
  • Market volatility impacts FX markets

    Market volatility impacts FX markets

    Financial markets continue to search for a new equilibrium and organizations should proactively review foreign exchange hedging programs.

    View More
  • Europe real estate market update—6 April, 2020

    Europe real estate market update—6 April, 2020

    For borrowers not facing immediate liquidity constraints, the current interest rate environment presents a compelling opportunity to restructure swaps to a lower coupon and longer duration.

    View More
  • Hedge Accounting considerations for loan deferrals

    Hedge Accounting considerations for loan deferrals

    Read more about the hedge accounting considerations and impacts for loan deferrals as it relates to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    View More
  • Jobless claims set new record

    Jobless claims set new record

    The major U.S. equity indices fell last week, capping an end to their worst quarterly performance since 2008, as renewed fears of a prolonged economic disruption weighed on investor sentiment.

    View More
  • loading
    Loading More...