Economic Research: Fed to Shed Balance Sheet, Return to Basics

View in your browser Fed to Shrink Bloated Balance Sheet Gradually By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights: Fed balance sheet bloated by years of quantitative easing QE failed to bolster economic growth, did not stoke inflation Huge balance sheet an intrusion on markets’ price discovery process Read Full Article Forward to Colleague  |  Trademarks & … Read More

Fed to Cut Balance Sheet, Impact Mortgage Rates

View in your browser Fed to Cut Balance Sheet, Impact Mortgage Rates By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights: The Fed aims to shrink balance sheet by half to about 12% of GDP Bank will limit reinvestments, try to minimize market impact Long-term mortgage rates, however, could edge higher Forward to Colleague  |  Trademarks & … Read More

UK Election Risk? We’ve got an option for that

View in your browser Manage June 8 UK Election Risk With Options Expiring on June 9 As the election gets closer and the polls more interesting, is it time to take another look at your exposure? Our options on futures have you covered, with timely Friday expirations available to fine-tune risk management around the June … Read More

High U.S. Debt Could Put Fed on Cautious Footing

High U.S. Debt Could Put Fed on Cautious Footing By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights: U.S. economy chugging along at 2% real GDP growth Main risk for U.S. economy is high public, private debt High debt could temper pace of Fed rate hikes     Forward to Colleague  |  Trademarks & Disclaimers  |  Privacy Policy Interact with … Read More

NYMEX Natural Gas Update

This report features an update on changes in the Natural Gas markets over the last month, including growth in electronic options and improved liquidity in Henry Hub futures. With open interest reaching over 1.5 million contracts, near all-time highs, we encourage you to download the latest resource to learn more. Access Report