Could Inflation Impede Growth?

View in your browser Could High Inflation Impede Growth? By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist CME Group Could Inflation Affect Consumer Spending, Growth? Inflation could impact pace of growth, employment in 2022 U.S. has regained nearly all of the jobs lost during pandemic Growth can slow down if consumer spending falls below inflation rate No quick … Read More

Less than 1 week to go: Micro Cryptocurrency options are coming

Options on Micro Bitcoin and Micro Ether futures arrive March 28* New resources to help you get ready for day one Options on Micro Bitcoin and Micro Ether futures will be available for trading starting March 28, providing new opportunities and greater precision in your cryptocurrency trading strategies. Enjoy added versatility in expressing a view or tailor your … Read More

Path Ahead for U.S. Economy

View in your browser Uncertain Path Ahead for U.S. Economy As Rate Hikes Loom By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist Erik Norland, Senior Economist CME Group How Might Fed Policy Changes Impact Growth? Could a lack of fresh fiscal stimulus hamper growth? Tight labor market could be a possible headwind for the economy Fed asset purchases helped … Read More

Discordant Monetary Policies Could Elevate FX Volatility

View in your browser Shifts in Monetary Policy Puts Focus on FX Volatility By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist CME Group Monetary Policy Shifts Put FX in Crosscurrents Fed winds down asset purchases as prelude to rate hikes Investors expect Fed to raise rates four times in 2022 European Central Bank opens door to rate hikes down … Read More

Will Fed Balance Sheet Shrinkage Impact Volatility?

View in your browser Impact of Balance Sheet Shrinkage By Erik Norland, Senior Economist CME Group Balance Sheet Shrinkage and Market Volatility Fed balance sheet has grown by almost 90% to nearly $9 trillion since pandemic Unwinding of Fed asset purchases to be followed by shrinking of balance sheet Equity index options trended higher during … Read More