Oil Inventories and Jobs Recovery Scenarios

US Jobs Scenario in Three Sectors and Backwardation in Oil By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Pandemic’s Possible Impact on Three Sectors Only 56% percent of jobs lost to pandemic have been recovered. State/local government revenues stressed like during the Great Recession. Innovation has reduced education costs through online … Read More

Discover our latest educational offerings ‒ including Ether futures

Educational update: February 2021 Introducing Ether futures Along with the launch of Ether futures, we have a number of new education updates to share this month. Join one or more of our upcoming webinars, featuring Micro E-mini futures and options, Foreign Exchange futures, and options strategies. Don’t have time to join a live session? Recently … Read More

What will the rest of 2021 bring for the markets?

2021 Economic Outlook Webinar Featuring Blu Putnam The past year was unprecedented ‒ the year defined by the COVID-19 pandemic. The global economy is not going back to pre-pandemic norms, according to one of our economists. Instead, certain trends have been accelerated, new policies are coming, and the world order is shifting. Markets will have many cross … Read More

Will Virus Cap Q4 Growth?

Will Virus Cap Q4 Growth? By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights Atlanta Fed estimates Q4 growth at just under 3%. Air traffic, restaurant dining declined in November, December. Credit card spending has slowed as stimulus payments run out. Could loss in momentum result in negative Q4 growth? Watch video

Fixing an uneven recovery and gold-silver price gap narrows

Fixing an uneven recovery and gold-silver price gap narrows By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Fixing an Uneven Recovery Central banks might not be equipped to help specific sectors. Near-zero rates, quantitative easing designed to lift overall economy. Fiscal stimulus can provide targeted assistance to ailing industries. Job-creation programs … Read More