Recent prices of commodities have been a whirlwind.  The pandemic has had varying impacts on both the supply and demand of most commodities.  In addition, the ebbs and flows of tra...

One of the most common financial products used by credit unions for hedging interest rate risk is an interest rate swap.  According to the Bank for International Settlements, as of...

Valuation is an integral part of the bankruptcy process.  Throughout the bankruptcy code there are requirements to value the assets and liabilities of the filing company.  Among th...

1. COVID19 (the “virus”) is not behind us. Example? Houston (“…we have a problem”) is considering lockdown part 2.

2. A “vvvv-shaped” recovery looks more like a ‘w’, which is the...

A “misclassification error” is wreaking havoc in the Labor Department (“DOL”), distorting the count of unemployed workers.  The May 2020 jobs report issued such a warning for the t...

Valuation is an integral part of the bankruptcy process.  Throughout the bankruptcy code there are requirements to value the assets and liabilities of the filing company.  Among th...

When credit unions consider engaging in hedging activity, they need to get board approval.  This can be challenging as many board members do not fully understand what it means to u...

The US economy was largely closed for over two months due to concerns with Covid-19.  Just as it began to open, cities across the country were impacted by protesting and rioting th...

Valuation is an integral part of the bankruptcy process.  Throughout the bankruptcy code there are requirements to value the assets and liabilities of the filing company.  Among th...

The US economy is largely dependent on consumer spending.  Until the labor market improves significantly, uncertainty and volatility will exist with commodity prices.  The good new...

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