Research: Challenges Facing Markets Post-Election

Research: Challenges Facing Markets Post-Election By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights: Republican victory set to end years of gridlock in Congress Tax cuts, infrastructure spending to increase budget deficit Dollar to strengthen, Fed to raise rates starting in December Congress faces challenge in raising debt ceiling on March 16 Read Full Article

Precious Metals Spot Spread – Available January 9, 2017 on Gold and Silver

The Precious Metals Spot Spread is designed to help customers seamlessly bridge the COMEX futures and London OTC markets. Transfer risk in one simple, cost-effective transaction executed electronically on CME Globex and cleared by CME Clearing. Two daily contracts available January 8 (for first trade date January 9) make trading the spot spread possible: COMEX … Read More

Trump Victory: Post-Election Policy Analysis

View in your browser Trump Victory: Post-Election Policy Analysis By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights:  Trump likely to ease regulations for banks, energy sector Healthcare to be rolled back Infrastructure spending, tax cuts likely on the agenda Fed rate hikes likely in December, three or more times in 2017

Research: Post-Brexit Aftershocks on the Horizon

View in your browser Post-Brexit Aftershocks on the Horizon By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group  Highlights:  More aftershocks likely from Brexit vote in June Tremors could stir dormant euro bear market Will London be threatened as financial hub? Polls in 2017 could change Europe’s political landscape Read Full Article

Wednesday Weekly Options: Where opportunity and precision meet halfway

Wednesday Weekly Options on S&P 500 and E-mini S&P 500 futures (launched September 26, 2016) expire on the Wednesday each week, providing additional flexibility for participants to tailor their market exposure based on anticipated and potentially market-moving events. Wednesday options are structured in the now tried-and-true design of the Weekly and End-of-Month equity index options … Read More