CME Globex Independence Day Holiday Trading Schedule and Settlement Times

  CME Group will observe the following trading schedule and settlement times for the 2017 Independence Day Holiday (from July 3-5): Independence Day Holiday Calendar and Settlement Times If you have any questions, please contact the CME Global Command Center in the U.S. at +1 800 438 8616, in Europe at +44 20 7623 4747 or in Asia … Read More

Off the Charts Podcast: Fed’s Shrinking Balance Sheet

View in your browser Fed Sets Out To Shrink Balance Sheet by Half By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group The Federal Reserve’s approach to reducing its massive balance sheet is to proceed very slowly so it does not disrupt markets, especially home mortgages. Listen to Podcast In the “Off The Charts!” podcast series, CME … Read More

Research: Are U.S. Treasuries Undervalued?

View in your browser Are U.S. Treasuries Undervalued? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights:  Stocks-earnings disconnect could trigger volatility in equities Fed capping reinvestments could create Treasuries bear market Bearish Treasuries could lead to equities correction/flight to quality Treasuries are relatively cheap; high yield bonds could cost more  Read Full Article Forward to … Read More

Research: Uncertainty Over British Pound and Australian Dollar

View in your browser Uncertainty Over British Pound and Australian Dollar By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group UK Elections: Will Theresa May Coalition Hold Up? Video Highlights: Prime Minister Theresa May suffers setback in snap election May’s coalition government may not be strong, stable Brexit negotiations could be in … Read More

Economic Research: Fed to Shed Balance Sheet, Return to Basics

View in your browser Fed to Shrink Bloated Balance Sheet Gradually By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights: Fed balance sheet bloated by years of quantitative easing QE failed to bolster economic growth, did not stoke inflation Huge balance sheet an intrusion on markets’ price discovery process Read Full Article Forward to Colleague  |  Trademarks & … Read More