August Rates Recap: Classic Bond Futures Soar the Gap

Brought to you by CME Group Check out the August Rates Recap to learn about thriving Classic T-bond futures, futures and options on the broad Treasuries repo rate, Ultra 10’s recent liquidity enhancements and more.

What’s Driving Demand in Gasoline, Financial Markets?

View in your browser Gasoline Demand Not Accelerating, Plus Financial Trends to Watch By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Gasoline Demand Stagnant Despite Record Driving Video Highlights: Americans drive more miles amid low gasoline prices Gasoline demand is stagnant due to more fuel-efficient vehicles Growth in China’s consumption of … Read More

E-mini Russell 2000 futures trading highlights

E-mini Russell 2000® Index futures and options launched at CME on July 10; already, volume, open interest, depth of book and tight bid/ask spreads signal a deepening liquidity pool. On average, futures top-of-book liquidity was 1.5 ticks wide, 11.9 contracts up On July 25, more than 10,000 contracts ($790M notional) E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures … Read More

Research: Saudi Arabia’s finances in the wake of lower oil prices

View in your browser Oil: Economic Landscape of Saudi Arabia By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights:  Saudi Arabia’s currency reserves drained by decline in oil prices Listing of state oil company Aramco could bolster Saudi finances Proceeds to be used to diversify Saudi economy from oil A 5% stake in Aramco could be … Read More

Economic Research: UK Economy Feels Heat of a Complicated Brexit

View in your browser UK Economy to Feel the Heat of a Complicated Brexit By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights:  Conservative Party’s electoral setback heightens Brexit fears Britain’s growth likely to slow down in second half of 2017, 2018 Investments in UK expected to decline due to Brexit anxieties ECB could shift monetary policy … Read More