Research: Is Crude Oil Taking its Cue from Vegetable Oils?

Is Crude Oil Taking its Cue from Vegetable Oils? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights: Data suggest crude oil prices take their cue from vegetable oils Biofuel mandates could be at the heart of this relationship Crude oil inventories, production continues to grow Read Full Article

Ready to Raise Rates? Inflation, Unemployment Signal Yes

View in your browser Ready to Raise Rates? Inflation, Unemployment Signal Yes By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Fed Warming Up to Multiple Rate Hikes in 2017 Video Highlights: Yellen signals readiness to raise rates on March 15 Core inflation, unemployment in Fed’s target zone February jobs report should … Read More

Research: Beware as Debt Ceiling Meets Fiscal Ambitions

View in your browser Beware as Debt Ceiling Meets Fiscal Ambitions By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights: Debt ceiling resolution will offer insight on fiscal policy Will send strong signal to equities and bonds markets Treasuries are preparing for new debt issuance, rising inflation Equities expecting tax cuts, … Read More

See how much you could save by using E-mini S&P Select Sector futures

See how E-mini S&P Select Sector futures can help you reduce your costs to trade sector exposure in our new report, The Big Picture: A Cost Comparison of S&P Select Sector futures vs. ETFs. This resource compares the all-in cost of replicating S&P Select Sector exposure via futures and ETFs across four common investment scenarios … Read More

Credit Spreads Set to Balloon, India to Outshine China?

View in your browser Credit Spreads Set to Balloon, India to Outshine China? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Hedging the Next Explosion in High Yield Bond Spreads Highlights: Stocks, high-yield corporate bond prices often fall in tandem Only a moderate risk of credit spreads ballooning in 2017 But risks could rise if Fed … Read More