Research: Uneven Debt Levels Complicate Eurozone Monetary Policy

View in your browser Uneven Debt Levels Complicate Eurozone Monetary Policy By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights: Eurozone countries have varying levels of debt post-recession ECB faces challenges in setting uniform monetary policy for all 19 members Highly indebted members like Ireland, Belgium need low interest rates Low-debt Germany’s growth could withstand higher … Read More

Video | Looking ahead to the August 25 Cattle on Feed Report

View in your browser Market Movers Video Looking ahead to the August 25 Cattle on Feed Report Industry expert Rich Nelson, Chief Strategist for Allendale, Inc., discusses trading opportunities in advance of the August 25 Cattle on Feed Report.   Watch Now Forward to Colleague  |  Trademarks & Disclaimers  |  Privacy Policy Interact with CME Group Helping the World Advance: … Read More

Economic Research: Is U.S. Oil Production About to Peak?

View in your browser Oil: Is Climbing U.S. Production About to Peak? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights Number of U.S. oil rigs in operation stopped growing in July Output could still rise over next few months before falling U.S. oil production could soon peak at about 9.75 million barrels per day Declining … Read More

New Russell 2000 Research Now Available

View in your browser Russell 2000: Small Companies as the Engine of Job Growth By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist CME Group Given uncertainties from trade and taxes, along with questions about earnings growth potential of mega-capitalized companies in large-company indices, investors who seek broader diversification in stocks may consider raising their relative exposure to small-company … Read More

Russell 2000: Small Companies as the Engine of Job Growth

View in your browser Russell 2000: Small Companies as the Engine of Job Growth By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights Russell 2000 is a small-cap stock index for broad-based risk management Largest sectors are financials (18%), IT (17%) and health care (15%) Average company in Russell 2000 is valued at around $1 billion … Read More