Economic Research: Will China’s Flat Yield Curve Flatten Commodities?

View in your browser Will China’s Flat Yield Curve Flatten Commodities? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights: U.S. yield curve signals no recession in sight despite rate hikes Flat Chinese yield curve suggests a major slowdown possible in mid-2018 China’s crackdown to tighten credit could have flattened its yield curve Any recession in … Read More

Liquidity Leaders: CME Group’s Leading Products Guide

Brought to you by CME Group View a quarterly listing of CME Group’s leading futures and options contracts. This guide shows the top contracts by asset class in terms of average daily volume and open interest. This resource also highlights information on recent product launches and global partnership data. Q2 Highlights: Interest Rate OI reached … Read More

Research: Minimizing Portfolio Risk with Commodity Currencies

View in your browser Hedging Portfolio with Commodity Currencies By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights: Commodity currencies are positively correlated to commodities The correlation offers opportunities to minimize portfolio risk Commodity currencies often have positive ‘carry’ versus U.S. dollar Commodities usually have negative carry due to storage, other costs  Read Full Article Forward … Read More

August Rates Recap: Classic Bond Futures Soar the Gap

Brought to you by CME Group Check out the August Rates Recap to learn about thriving Classic T-bond futures, futures and options on the broad Treasuries repo rate, Ultra 10’s recent liquidity enhancements and more. http://www.cmegroup.com/education/rates-recap.html

What’s Driving Demand in Gasoline, Financial Markets?

View in your browser Gasoline Demand Not Accelerating, Plus Financial Trends to Watch By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Gasoline Demand Stagnant Despite Record Driving Video Highlights: Americans drive more miles amid low gasoline prices Gasoline demand is stagnant due to more fuel-efficient vehicles Growth in China’s consumption of … Read More