Less than 1 week to go: Micro Cryptocurrency options are coming

Options on Micro Bitcoin and Micro Ether futures arrive March 28* New resources to help you get ready for day one Options on Micro Bitcoin and Micro Ether futures will be available for trading starting March 28, providing new opportunities and greater precision in your cryptocurrency trading strategies. Enjoy added versatility in expressing a view or tailor your … Read More

Path Ahead for U.S. Economy

View in your browser Uncertain Path Ahead for U.S. Economy As Rate Hikes Loom By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist Erik Norland, Senior Economist CME Group How Might Fed Policy Changes Impact Growth? Could a lack of fresh fiscal stimulus hamper growth? Tight labor market could be a possible headwind for the economy Fed asset purchases helped … Read More

Discordant Monetary Policies Could Elevate FX Volatility

View in your browser Shifts in Monetary Policy Puts Focus on FX Volatility By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist CME Group Monetary Policy Shifts Put FX in Crosscurrents Fed winds down asset purchases as prelude to rate hikes Investors expect Fed to raise rates four times in 2022 European Central Bank opens door to rate hikes down … Read More

Will Fed Balance Sheet Shrinkage Impact Volatility?

View in your browser Impact of Balance Sheet Shrinkage By Erik Norland, Senior Economist CME Group Balance Sheet Shrinkage and Market Volatility Fed balance sheet has grown by almost 90% to nearly $9 trillion since pandemic Unwinding of Fed asset purchases to be followed by shrinking of balance sheet Equity index options trended higher during … Read More

Fragile Economic Outlook; Rate Hike Expectations

Fragile Economic Outlook; Fed Rate Hikes and Investor Expectations By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist Erik Norland, Senior Economist CME Group Fragile Outlook for Economy in 2022 Global growth, led by the U.S. and China, may slow more rapidly than currently expected China’s engine of economic growth is slowing.  Expect increased volatility in energy to agriculture to … Read More