Research: Russell 2000 Performs Versus S&P 500

Equities: Comparing Russell 2000 Versus S&P 500 By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights: The Russell 2000® and S&P 500® have a high correlation Russell 2000 outperforms S&P 500 during economic turbulence S&P 500 has topped Russell 2000 since 2014 as economy grows Will S&P 500 gains continue or have large-cap stocks peaked? Read Full Article Spread U.S. Small-Cap … Read More

Research: How Markets View Unity vs. Disintegration

View in your browser Europe: How Markets View Unity vs. Disintegration By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights: Euro, pound markets seem to favor greater European integration Inaction in U.S. Congress, European recovery weigh on dollar Options implied volatility on euro, pound versus dollar near decade lows Central bank tightening, major event risk could … Read More

Research: Ag Markets Appear Unprepared for La Niña

View in your browser Options Markets Complacent Ahead of La Niña By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights: La Niña on the horizon but grain markets seem unperturbed Options implied volatility is at or near record lows for grains La Niña associated with high volatility and bearish sentiment Read Full Article Forward to Colleague  |  Trademarks … Read More

Watch Video: What Could Fire Up America’s Anemic Inflation?

View in your browser What Could Fire Up America’s Anemic Inflation? By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights: U.S. inflation has been lagging the Fed’s 2% target Global competition, technological advances stifling inflation Significant government spending could help lift inflation rate Forward to Colleague  |  Trademarks & Disclaimers  |  Privacy Policy Interact with CME Group Helping the World … Read More

Watch Video: Fed Takes Lead in Unwinding Quantitative Easing

View in your browser Fed Takes Lead in Unwinding Quantitative Easing By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights: Fed set to slash balance sheet to 12.5 percent of GDP by 2023 European Central Bank likely to curb asset purchases in 2018 ECB unwinding could raise European government bond yields Unwinding by Bank of Japan … Read More