Trade War: Are U.S. Tariffs More Painful Overseas, or at Home?

Trade War: As U.S. Tariffs Fully Kick In, What Is the True Impact? By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Trade War: Impact on Earnings, Soybeans, Oil and Treasuries Video Highlights Showing no sign of abating, will trade war impact corporate earnings in 2019? Could U.S. soybean exports permanently lose China … Read More

Oil: Six Major Themes to Watch Over the Next Few Years

Oil: Six Major Themes to Watch Over the Next Few Years By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights Electric vehicles going mainstream could reduce oil demand in the 2020s Expansion of U.S. crude oil facilities to boost exports could impact price spreads Global shifts to cleaner-burning natural gas to increasingly supplant coal Watch … Read More

Mid-Term Elections: Likely Winners and Losers in Equities

Mid-Term Elections: Likely Winners and Losers in Equities By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights Does health care sector stand to gain from mid-term elections on Nov. 6? Could bipartisan legislation on infrastructure take shape after the polls? Split outcome could escalate trade war, affect consumer discretionary sector Will making personal income tax … Read More

Research: A Few Cases of Event Risk to Watch Before 2018 Bows Out

A Few Cases of Event Risk to Watch Before 2018 Bows Out By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights Outcome of high-stakes U.S. midterm elections could impact health care sector Stumbling Brexit talks could reach a climax in November, impact the pound, euro Will Dec. 7 Congress vote to avoid a government shutdown … Read More

Options on Futures Popularity Grows

View in your browser Options on Futures as Strategic Investment Vehicles What do the investment strategies of Microsoft, Apple and Home Depot have in common? According to their 2017 annual reports, it’s derivatives. A new report from Tabb Group explores why more companies are using instruments like options on futures. From explosive growth in electronic … Read More