Insights

Financial risk management insights, articles and guides. Current capital markets color and commentary, derivatives compliance perspectives, and current topics including the FASB, LIBOR, ISDA and current market rates.

  • Brexit Deadline Averted

    Brexit Deadline Averted

    Despite intensifying global growth fears, U.S. equity markets marched higher last week, buoyed by a solid start to first-quarter earnings season and continued progress in U.S.-China trade talks.

    View More
  • Progress in U.S.-China Trade Negotiations

    Progress in U.S.-China Trade Negotiations

    U.S. equity markets moved higher last week, as the three major U.S. indices reached 6-month highs on the back of solid domestic economic data and perceived progress in U.S.-China trade negotiations.

    View More
  • Another Quarter in the Books

    Another Quarter in the Books

    Capping an end to one of the best quarters in recent memory, U.S. equity markets marched higher last week as investors reacted to U.S.-China trade negotiation developments

    View More
  • Hello, How Low?

    Hello, How Low?

    Despite dovish sentiment from the Federal Reserve, U.S. equities moved lower last week as global growth fears intensified amid weak manufacturing data from Germany and the U.S.

    View More
  • Market Insights - March 18, 2019

    Market Insights - March 18, 2019

    Despite mixed economic data and Brexit concerns, U.S. equity markets marched higher last week, rebounding from sharp declines the week prior.

    View More
  • Market Insights - March 11, 2019

    Market Insights - March 11, 2019

    After several weeks of gains, U.S. equity markets moved broadly lower last week, primarily driven by global growth concerns, a weak jobs report and a policy reversal from the ECB.

    View More
  • Market Insights - March 4, 2019

    Market Insights - March 4, 2019

    After a busy week on both the economic and geopolitical front, U.S. equity markets edged higher, including the S&P 500 index, which closed above the psychologically-significant 2,800 price level...

    View More
  • Market Insights - February 25, 2019

    Market Insights - February 25, 2019

    Despite disappointing economic data and fears of a global slowdown, U.S. equity markets continued to march higher, extending the rally that has propelled markets upward since the turn of the year.

    View More
  • Market Insights - February 19, 2019

    Market Insights - February 19, 2019

    U.S. equity markets moved broadly higher last week, largely buoyed by President Trump’s signing of the government spending bill, as well as U.S.-China trade negotiation optimism.

    View More
  • Market Insights - February 11, 2019

    Market Insights - February 11, 2019

    Worries of an intensifying trade war between the U.S. and China, and fears of another U.S. government shutdown led U.S. equity markets lower last week, ending a month-long rally.

    View More
  • Market Insights - February 4, 2019

    Market Insights - February 4, 2019

    After a shaky start to the week, U.S. equity markets moved higher, capping an end to the best month for global equities in over seven years.

    View More
  • Market Insights - January 28, 2019

    Market Insights - January 28, 2019

    President Donald Trump and members of Congress agreed to reopen the government on Friday, ending at least temporarily, the longest government shutdown in U.S. history.

    View More
  • Market Insights - January 22, 2019

    Market Insights - January 22, 2019

    Despite ongoing worries of a global economic slowdown and the continued U.S. government shutdown, U.S. equity markets rose for the fourth straight week.

    View More
  • Market Insights - January 14, 2019

    Market Insights - January 14, 2019

    The equity markets moved broadly higher last week, largely on U.S.-China trade optimism, and dovish sentiment from Fed officials.

    View More
  • Market Insights - January 7, 2019

    Market Insights - January 7, 2019

    The turn of the year also brought elevated volatility to funding markets, which put the differences between LIBOR and SOFR on full display.

    View More
  • Market Insights - December 17, 2018

    Market Insights - December 17, 2018

    The recent bout of market volatility seems to be accelerating into year-end as concerns over economic growth prospects and geopolitical risks take center stage.

    View More
  • Market Insights - December 10, 2018

    Market Insights - December 10, 2018

    The markets went for a ride last week as investors had to square their optimism around the prospect for an end to the escalating trade war between the U.S. and China.

    View More
  • Market Insights - December 3, 2018

    Market Insights - December 3, 2018

    Minutes for Nov FOMC meeting suggest the Fed remains on its current trajectory of targeted increases in the Fed Funds rate while keeping an eye of the risks these hikes may have on continued growth.

    View More
  • Market Insights - November 26, 2018

    Market Insights - November 26, 2018

    The recent round of market volatility continued during the Thanksgiving holiday shortened week, with equities falling nearly 5%, WTI Crude falling approximately 10.5%, and the 10-year Treasury note...

    View More
  • Market Insights - November 19, 2018

    Market Insights - November 19, 2018

    A strong risk-off sentiment took hold last week on the back of declining equities, commodities, and bond yields.

    View More
  • loading
    Loading More...