E-mini Russell 2000 futures trading highlights

E-mini Russell 2000® Index futures and options launched at CME on July 10; already, volume, open interest, depth of book and tight bid/ask spreads signal a deepening liquidity pool. On average, futures top-of-book liquidity was 1.5 ticks wide, 11.9 contracts up On July 25, more than 10,000 contracts ($790M notional) E-mini Russell 2000 Index futures … Read More

Research: Saudi Arabia’s finances in the wake of lower oil prices

View in your browser Oil: Economic Landscape of Saudi Arabia By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights:  Saudi Arabia’s currency reserves drained by decline in oil prices Listing of state oil company Aramco could bolster Saudi finances Proceeds to be used to diversify Saudi economy from oil A 5% stake in Aramco could be … Read More

Economic Research: UK Economy Feels Heat of a Complicated Brexit

View in your browser UK Economy to Feel the Heat of a Complicated Brexit By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights:  Conservative Party’s electoral setback heightens Brexit fears Britain’s growth likely to slow down in second half of 2017, 2018 Investments in UK expected to decline due to Brexit anxieties ECB could shift monetary policy … Read More

Economic Research: ECB, BOE to Follow in Fed’s Monetary Footsteps?

View in your browser ECB, BOE to Follow in Fed’s Monetary Footsteps? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Video Highlights: Fed rate hike strengthens euro and pound, weighs on U.S. dollar Bank of England might cautiously emulate Fed rate hikes ECB President Draghi indicates possible curbing of quantitative easing Forward to Colleague  |  Trademarks & Disclaimers  |  Privacy … Read More

Economic Research: Equities Divergence from Earnings a Red Flag?

Equities Divergence from Earnings a Red Flag? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Video Highlights: Eight-year equities bull market starting to show its age Rising equities diverge from slow growth in corporate earnings Any sharp correction in equities could benefit U.S. Treasuries     Forward to Colleague  |  Trademarks & Disclaimers  |  Privacy Policy Interact with CME Group … Read More