Solid Economic Growth and Rising Inflation

Economy Off to a Strong Start and Rising Inflation Concerns By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist Erik Norland, Senior Economist CME Group Economy on Path to Solid Growth in 2021 ​U.S. economy grew 1.6% in Q1 2021, 6.4% annualized. Economy could expand close to 10% in 2021. An uneven sectoral recovery could pose headwinds in 2022. … Read More

Micro Bitcoin futures are here

Now live: Micro Bitcoin futures Micro-sized bitcoin, major possibilities Access a cost-effective new way to fine-tune your bitcoin exposure and add versatility to your trading strategies with Micro Bitcoin futures (MBT), now available for trading. At 1/10 the size of one bitcoin or 1/50 the size of the Bitcoin futures contract, these smaller-sized contracts are the latest addition to CME Group’s … Read More

Upcoming Webinar Today: Getting Started with Micro Bitcoin Futures

Getting Started with Micro Bitcoin Futures Join CME Group for a webinar today at 9:00 a.m. CT to learn more about Micro Bitcoin futures, which will join the growing suite of cryptocurrency risk management solutions at CME Group starting May 3. Craig Bewick, Senior Director of Client Development and Sales at CME Group, will discuss the fundamentals behind the … Read More

High Debt and Interest Rates; China’s Q1 Growth

High Debt and Interest Rates. China’s Q1 GDP Growth Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Budget Deficits and Public Debt Middle-income nations cut rates to complement fiscal spending. Rich nations where rates were low relied on government spending. Further fiscal spending to mitigate pandemic depends on interest rates. Course of budget deficit, debt levels depend … Read More

Don’t Forget to Register: Getting Started with Futures Webinar

Getting Started with Micro Bitcoin Futures Join CME Group for a webinar on Wednesday, April 28 at 9:00 a.m. CT to learn more about Micro Bitcoin futures, which will join the growing suite of cryptocurrency risk management solutions at CME Group starting May 3. Craig Bewick, Senior Director of Client Development and Sales at CME Group, will … Read More