Agricultural Options Update

Agricultural Options Update The latest on volatility, volume, spreads and more 2018 Highlights Over 66 million Ag options traded in 2018 with SRW Wheat, HRW Wheat, Soybean Meal, Dairy and Weekly options setting new volume records Wide ranges in implied volatility for Corn, Meal, Wheat and Hogs given the geopolitical environment Non-U.S. average daily volume … Read More

Corporate Earnings Growth to Slow to Single Digits in 2019?

Research: Challenges Facing Corporate Earnings in 2019 By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights Corporate earnings face a challenging 2019 after strong growth in 2018 Will U.S. Treasury declare China a currency manipulator in April 2019? Will the lag effects of Fed’s rate hikes show up in the economy next year? Watch Video … Read More

Ag Options, U.S. Farmland Prices Set to See More Volatility Soon?

Ag Options, U.S. Farmland Prices Set to See More Volatility Soon? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Ag Options: Caught in the Fed’s Monetary Policy Vortex Ag options on futures trading near record lows after years of easy monetary policy So are options on Treasuries, equity indices, currencies and precious metals Which has a … Read More

As Oil Falls, What Will Swing Producers Do?

As Oil Prices Plunge, What Will Swing Producers Do? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights WTI options signal a bearish market, but are they right? Prices rallied 40% over two months the last two times the market was this bearish However, U.S. oil production could continue to rise for several months Will Saudi … Read More

What’s in Store for Markets in 2019?

Major Market Themes to Watch in 2019 By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights Will lag effects of interest rate hikes, trade war with China show up in 2019? Oil market overwhelmed by rising supply; U.S. shale producers keep pumping Could equities volatility escalate in 2019 as bond yields rise amid growing budget … Read More