VIX-Yield Curve: At the Door of High Volatility?

VIX-Yield Curve: At the Door of High Volatility? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights VIX-yield curve charts show four stages before an economic downturn The telltale signs were present during the tech bubble, Great Recession U.S. currently in the mid-to-late stage of that economic cycle Further Fed tightening could eventually lead to a surge … Read More

Saudi Arabia: Turbulence on the Horizon?

Saudi Arabia: Turbulence on the Horizon? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights Oil market unfazed by Saudi Arabia’s ambitious reform plans Princes, billionaires and officials arrested in anti-corruption drive Any backlash could cause instability in Saudi oil-rich Shiite regions U.S. oil companies potential winners if Saudi supply is disrupted Read Full Article NYMEX WTI … Read More

Wheat: Will High Inventory Further Dent Prices?

Wheat: Will High Inventory Further Dent Prices? By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights CBOT wheat has tumbled more than 50% over the past five years Stocks-to-use ratio has a strong, inverse correlation to prices But stocks-to-use ratio does not influence future price trends Price volatility tends to be relatively low when inventory is high … Read More

What to Expect from a Prime Minister Corbyn

UK: What to Expect from a Prime Minister Corbyn By Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Highlights Theresa May’s tenure as UK Prime Minister on shaky ground Pound could weaken further versus U.S. dollar if Brexit talks stall If Brexit is abandoned, pound could rise against dollar, euro Higher taxes under a Labour government could weaken … Read More

Bitcoin Futures are Coming to CME

CME Group will launch Bitcoin futures, based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR), in Q4 2017, building off of the success of the BRR and demand for a regulated trading venue for the digital asset market. Subscribe to stay up-to-date on Bitcoin futures contract specifications and launch information. Keep Me Informed