Options on Futures Popularity Grows

Options on Futures as Strategic Investment Vehicles What do the investment strategies of Microsoft, Apple and Home Depot have in common? According to their 2017 annual reports, it’s derivatives. A new report from Tabb Group explores why more companies are using instruments like options on futures. From explosive growth in electronic trading to regulatory tailwinds … Read More

Rates, FX Trading Still Calm as U.S., Italian Debt Levels Rise

Rates, FX Trading Still Calm as U.S., Italian Debt Levels Rise By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group How Will Rising Rates Impact a Growing Budget Deficit? Highlights Why is the budget deficit expanding during growth, low unemployment? Could rising rates widen the deficit, now at 4.5% of GDP vs. 2.2% in 2016? Treasury options appear unconcerned, trading … Read More

Brexit in Focus as Markets Plan Ahead for Event Risk

Brexit in Focus as Markets Plan Ahead for Event Risk By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Jesy Beeson, Director of Business Intelligence, CME Group Managing Event Risk with Futures and Options 10-Year Treasury options open interest booming amid new risks, rate hikes Slowdown expectations in China have bolstered open interest in Copper options As Brexit … Read More

Can U.S. Economy Maintain Decade-Long Growth Momentum?

Can U.S. Economy Keep Its Pace After a Decade of Growth? By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights Can U.S. economy withstand trade war, higher rates, emerging market FX disruption? Factors to watch: flat yield curve, decline in corporate profits, sell-off in high-yield debt Watch Video Tracking the Trade War and Global Markets … Read More

Bright Spots in Emerging Market Currencies

Bright Spots in Emerging Market Currencies 27 Sep 2018 By Erik Norland Topics: Economic Events As the world looks back at the 2008 financial crisis, what is remarkable is how little the state of the economy resembles that of a decade ago and how much it’s similar to that of 1997 and 1998 during the Asian … Read More