Dividend Futures Imply Slow Growth in 2020s

Dividend Futures Imply Slow Growth in 2020s By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights Futures project an average of 1.7% growth in dividends per year in 2020s. Dividends to grow 5.6% in 2020 and 2.6% in 2021 before flatlining. Expectations for slow growth the likely cause for low dividends. Corporate earnings growth is steadily … Read More

A look at US job growth, Fed’s toolbox

Will higher growth, inflation alter rates and can Fed fix a slowdown? By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Will Job Growth, Low Inflation Change Rates? US labor market remains healthy, unemployment at multi-year low. Short-term rates anchored by fed funds target range at 1.5% to 1.75%. Inflation remains subdued, … Read More

Henry Hub on rise, US energy independence in focus

Henry Hub on rise, US energy independence in focus By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Natural Gas: The Bust Within the Boom Surge in US exports since 2017 narrows price gaps with Europe, Asia Henry Hub gaining traction as global benchmark for natural gas prices Natural gas storage levels … Read More

Don’t miss our 2020 economic outlook webinar

Webinar: Three Market Challenges for 2020 Featuring Blu Putnam, Chief Economist and Erik Norland, Senior Economist Join CME Group Economists Blu Putnam and Erik Norland as they share their economic outlook for the rest of 2020 amid major geopolitical events in the coming months. In this webinar, Blu and Erik will discuss: Is the Mideast … Read More

Research: Will Wuhan virus infect growth?

Will Wuhan Virus Infect Growth? By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights Can China sustain growth as Wuhan virus spreads rapidly? World economy comes into focus, markets assess impact Chinese equities, commodities tumble as markets reopen Oil and copper likely to take the most heat on demand concerns Watch video