New Russell 2000 Research Now Available

View in your browser Russell 2000: Small Companies as the Engine of Job Growth By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist CME Group Given uncertainties from trade and taxes, along with questions about earnings growth potential of mega-capitalized companies in large-company indices, investors who seek broader diversification in stocks may consider raising their relative exposure to small-company … Read More

Russell 2000: Small Companies as the Engine of Job Growth

View in your browser Russell 2000: Small Companies as the Engine of Job Growth By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights Russell 2000 is a small-cap stock index for broad-based risk management Largest sectors are financials (18%), IT (17%) and health care (15%) Average company in Russell 2000 is valued at around $1 billion … Read More

Economic Research: Will China’s Flat Yield Curve Flatten Commodities?

View in your browser Will China’s Flat Yield Curve Flatten Commodities? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights: U.S. yield curve signals no recession in sight despite rate hikes Flat Chinese yield curve suggests a major slowdown possible in mid-2018 China’s crackdown to tighten credit could have flattened its yield curve Any recession in … Read More

Liquidity Leaders: CME Group’s Leading Products Guide

Brought to you by CME Group View a quarterly listing of CME Group’s leading futures and options contracts. This guide shows the top contracts by asset class in terms of average daily volume and open interest. This resource also highlights information on recent product launches and global partnership data. Q2 Highlights: Interest Rate OI reached … Read More

Research: Minimizing Portfolio Risk with Commodity Currencies

View in your browser Hedging Portfolio with Commodity Currencies By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights: Commodity currencies are positively correlated to commodities The correlation offers opportunities to minimize portfolio risk Commodity currencies often have positive ‘carry’ versus U.S. dollar Commodities usually have negative carry due to storage, other costs  Read Full Article Forward … Read More