End of an Era of Economists at the Helm

View in your browser Fed: End of an Era of Economists at the Helm? By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, and Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights Janet Yellen’s tenure as Fed Chair ends in early 2018 Trump can reappoint or replace Yellen and four others on Board Could lead to business leaders replacing economists … Read More

Research: Is Crude Oil Taking its Cue from Vegetable Oils?

Is Crude Oil Taking its Cue from Vegetable Oils? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights: Data suggest crude oil prices take their cue from vegetable oils Biofuel mandates could be at the heart of this relationship Crude oil inventories, production continues to grow Read Full Article

Ready to Raise Rates? Inflation, Unemployment Signal Yes

View in your browser Ready to Raise Rates? Inflation, Unemployment Signal Yes By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Fed Warming Up to Multiple Rate Hikes in 2017 Video Highlights: Yellen signals readiness to raise rates on March 15 Core inflation, unemployment in Fed’s target zone February jobs report should … Read More

Research: Beware as Debt Ceiling Meets Fiscal Ambitions

View in your browser Beware as Debt Ceiling Meets Fiscal Ambitions By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights: Debt ceiling resolution will offer insight on fiscal policy Will send strong signal to equities and bonds markets Treasuries are preparing for new debt issuance, rising inflation Equities expecting tax cuts, … Read More