FedWatch Tool Shows Probability for Rate Hikes Through 2017

Assess the market’s outlook on Fed policy with CME Group FedWatch. The tool uses 30-Day Fed Fund futures prices to gauge the probability of a rate hike at the next eight FOMC meetings. With the tool currently projecting a probability of over 90% for a rate hike at the December 14 meeting, the market is focused … Read More

Research: Debt Ceiling Looms Large Over Congress

Research: Debt Ceiling Looms Large Over Congress By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights: Contentious debt ceiling set to return in March 2017 Compromise expected in Republican-led Congress Forward to Colleague  |  Trademarks & Disclaimers  |  Privacy Policy Interact with CME Group Helping the World Advance: CME Group comprises four Designated Contract Markets (DCMs). Further information on each … Read More

Research: Challenges Facing Markets Post-Election

Research: Challenges Facing Markets Post-Election By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Highlights: Republican victory set to end years of gridlock in Congress Tax cuts, infrastructure spending to increase budget deficit Dollar to strengthen, Fed to raise rates starting in December Congress faces challenge in raising debt ceiling on March 16 Read Full Article

Precious Metals Spot Spread – Available January 9, 2017 on Gold and Silver

The Precious Metals Spot Spread is designed to help customers seamlessly bridge the COMEX futures and London OTC markets. Transfer risk in one simple, cost-effective transaction executed electronically on CME Globex and cleared by CME Clearing. Two daily contracts available January 8 (for first trade date January 9) make trading the spot spread possible: COMEX … Read More

Trump Victory: Post-Election Policy Analysis

View in your browser Trump Victory: Post-Election Policy Analysis By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights:  Trump likely to ease regulations for banks, energy sector Healthcare to be rolled back Infrastructure spending, tax cuts likely on the agenda Fed rate hikes likely in December, three or more times in 2017