What to Expect from a Prime Minister Corbyn

UK: What to Expect from a Prime Minister Corbyn By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights Theresa May’s tenure as UK Prime Minister on shaky ground Pound could weaken further versus U.S. dollar if Brexit talks stall If Brexit is abandoned, pound could rise against dollar, euro Higher taxes under a Labour government could weaken … Read More

Bitcoin Futures are Coming to CME

CME Group will launch Bitcoin futures, based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR), in Q4 2017, building off of the success of the BRR and demand for a regulated trading venue for the digital asset market. Subscribe to stay up-to-date on Bitcoin futures contract specifications and launch information. Keep Me Informed

Research: The Evolving Economics of Bitcoin, Gold and Fiat Currencies

The Evolving Economics of Bitcoin, Gold and Fiat Currencies By Erik Norland, Senior Economist & Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights Value of a bitcoin has soared more than 6 million percent in seven years Bitcoin is considered a good store of value as supply is limited Regulators are working to bring cryptocurrencies into the … Read More

Research: Oil Markets in Supply-Demand Tug of War

Oil Markets in Supply-Demand Tug of War By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights Oil has been trading in a wide $42-$55 range for more than a year Despite the low volatility, WTI open interest has been hitting record highs Supply disruptions, global growth could nudge prices toward $60 a barrel The advent of … Read More

Abenomics: A Work in Progress After Five Years

Abenomics: A Work in Progress After Five Years By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights Negative rates strengthened the yen, slowing economic growth Japan’s debt-to-GDP ratio remains high but has begun to stabilize in 2017 High debt level likely to keep Japan’s short-term rates low for years Japan’s partial return to nuclear power could dent … Read More