Estimate your costs of hedging floating rate debt with Chatham’s interest rate cap pricing calculator. Simply enter the notional amount, term, and cap strike price for indicative pricing.

View 1 month and 3 month USD LIBOR forward curve charts or download the data in Excel to estimate the forecasting or underwriting of monthly floating rate debt.

Current and historical US treasury yields, swap rates, LIBOR, SOFR, SIFMA, Fed Funds, Prime, and other interest rate risk benchmarks for real estate investors.

Mr. Powell Takes Center Stage—It was an interesting week for market watchers as Mr. Powell made his first remarks to Congress in his position as Chairman of the Fed. While Mr. Powell was widely expected to maintain the status quo and carry forward the policy stance of the prior Chair, he made headlines by placing his own perspective on the state of the economy and monetary policy.

 

It’s World Derivatives Day

It’s the biggest day of the year – World Derivatives Day! The day that we have all been waiting for is today and we want to make sure no one misses it. For those of you who may be new to this most famous of hedging holidays, let us give you a brief history.

Years ago, we at Chatham decided to dedicate one day a year to celebrating the mighty derivative and its use in financial risk management. For us, the best part of celebrating this day is the calls that come in from you, and the chance to wish each other a “Happy World Derivatives Day”. But it doesn’t end with best wishes; there are also gifts and prizes for those who call or tweet #ChathamWDD to @ChathamFin. Still have questions? Let’s see if we can answer some of them:

Q: How can I celebrate with my friends at Chatham?

A: Call and wish us a “Happy World Derivatives Day!” on Monday, June 13th between 8:30am and 5:00pm EDT for Kennett Square (610.925.3120), and/or MDT for Denver (720.221.3500), and you will win a Chatham 25th anniversary mug. Every caller can be a winner (just say the magic words!).

Q: Do voice mail messages, faxes or emails count?

A: Voice mail messages, faxes, emails DO NOT COUNT! To qualify, you need to convey your expression of love and good cheer to a bona-fide, live Chathamite or tweet us!

Q: What if I tweet it?

A: That works, feel free to tweet “Happy World Derivatives Day” to @ChathamFin with #ChathamWDD

Q: I haven’t talked to my friends at Chatham in a while, am I required to purchase or do anything other than wishing Chatham a “Happy World Derivatives Day?”

A: No purchase is necessary so please call just to say “Hi” even if you have no hedging to do. We’d love to hear from you!

Q: Will there be a Grand Prize drawing and when will that be?

A: Again, yes! All eligible callers* will be entered into the Grand Prize drawing that will be chosen at random Wednesday morning at 10am EDT.

Q: Ok, so what kind of prize is it??

A: This year’s grand prize is: Amazon Echo

Q: How will I know if I’ve won the Grand Prize?

A: The Grand Prize winner will be contacted after the drawing. We will announce the big prize winners in next week’s newsletter.

Q: Is there any fine print?

A: Yes: Void where prohibited by law. Employees of Chatham Financial and their families are not eligible. Our offices will be closed on Saturday and Sunday in observance of World Derivatives Day.

DISCLAIMERS: Even though this event, (or this newsletter), may lead you to believe that we have several screws loose, we want you to know that we are fully competent in the derivatives department. While we never take ourselves too seriously, we take your risk management very seriously!

So now that you have the details mark your calendars and join us June 13th to celebrate World Derivatives Day 2016!

*Only clients and prospective clients are eligible for the grand prize.