Geopolitical Tensions Reverberate in Wheat; La Niña Returns

Geopolitical Tensions Reverberate in Wheat; La Niña Returns to Ag Markets By Erik Norland, Senior Economist CME Group Geopolitical Tensions Underpin Black Sea Wheat Prices for Black Sea wheat have fallen less than U.S., Australian wheat since November Ukraine/Russian wheat exports are three times higher than comparable U.S. wheat Investors monitoring possibilities of supply disruption amid … Read More

Yield Curve Scenarios if Rates Rise

View in your browser Yield Curve Scenarios if Rates Rise By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist CME Group Will Yield Curve Steepen or Flatten if Rates Rise? Supply chain disruptions and demand shift from services to goods lifted inflation above 6% Shape of yield curve likely to shift relative to Fed raising short-term rates, level of … Read More

Inflation Fueled by Demand or Supply?; Clean Energy Demand Buoys Cobalt

View in your browser Did Demand or Supply Lift Inflation?; Clean Energy Demand Buoys Cobalt By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist Erik Norland, Senior Economist CME Group Did Demand or Supply Fuel Inflation? Supply and demand affected in unusual, atypical ways during pandemic Demand impacted by relief payments, consumers’ shift to manufactured goods Did relief payments … Read More

Micro Ether futures have arrived

Micro Ether futures are now live Micro-sized contract, major possibilities Micro Ether futures (product code: MET) are now available for trading, the newest contract in CME Group’s Cryptocurrency line-up. Sized at 1/10 of one ether, the smaller-sized contract provides a cost-efficient way to manage ether exposure and add versatility to your trading strategies. Enjoy the same features of the … Read More

Wages Keeping Pace with Inflation? Lithium and Cobalt Lead the Charge

View in your browser Wages Keeping Pace with Inflation? Lithium, Cobalt Lead the Charge By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist Erik Norland, Senior Economist CME Group Are Wages Keeping Pace with Surging Inflation? Are hourly wages keeping pace with the surge in inflation? Depends on which gauge is used, consumer price index or PCE price index. … Read More