Yield Curve Scenarios if Rates Rise

View in your browser Yield Curve Scenarios if Rates Rise By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist CME Group Will Yield Curve Steepen or Flatten if Rates Rise? Supply chain disruptions and demand shift from services to goods lifted inflation above 6% Shape of yield curve likely to shift relative to Fed raising short-term rates, level of … Read More

Inflation Fueled by Demand or Supply?; Clean Energy Demand Buoys Cobalt

View in your browser Did Demand or Supply Lift Inflation?; Clean Energy Demand Buoys Cobalt By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist Erik Norland, Senior Economist CME Group Did Demand or Supply Fuel Inflation? Supply and demand affected in unusual, atypical ways during pandemic Demand impacted by relief payments, consumers’ shift to manufactured goods Did relief payments … Read More

Micro Ether futures have arrived

Micro Ether futures are now live Micro-sized contract, major possibilities Micro Ether futures (product code: MET) are now available for trading, the newest contract in CME Group’s Cryptocurrency line-up. Sized at 1/10 of one ether, the smaller-sized contract provides a cost-efficient way to manage ether exposure and add versatility to your trading strategies. Enjoy the same features of the … Read More

Wages Keeping Pace with Inflation? Lithium and Cobalt Lead the Charge

View in your browser Wages Keeping Pace with Inflation? Lithium, Cobalt Lead the Charge By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist Erik Norland, Senior Economist CME Group Are Wages Keeping Pace with Surging Inflation? Are hourly wages keeping pace with the surge in inflation? Depends on which gauge is used, consumer price index or PCE price index. … Read More

Stagflation and Why Nikkei 225 Trails U.S. Stocks

View in your browser Is Economy Headed for Stagflation?; Nikkei 225 Trails Soaring U.S. Stocks By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist Erik Norland, Senior Economist CME Group A Return to Stagflation of the 1970s? Inflation in the 1970s peaked above 10%, averaged 7.8% from 1976 to 1979. Current inflation rate of about 5% lags the trend in the … Read More