Trade War Costs to Consumers, Companies and Nations

Trade War Costs to Consumers, Companies and Nations 14 Aug 2018 By Erik Norland Topics: Economic Events The level of U.S. tariffs on Chinese products and the number of goods they cover are constantly changing as the trade dispute between the world’s two largest economies escalate. To help investors evaluate the possible macroeconomic impact from the … Read More

Top 5 Articles for Q3 2018

Top 5 Articles for Q3 2018 See Readers’ Favorite Reports from Blu and Erik Trade War Repercussions for U.S. Agriculture The U.S.-China trade war could hit the American farmland the hardest, with U.S. soybeans in the eye of the storm. Three Critical Recession Warning Signs to Watch Is the U.S. heading toward a recession? Three … Read More

OPEC Decides to Raise Output: How Will U.S. Shale React?

OPEC Decides to Raise Output: How Will U.S. Shale React? By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights Post-OPEC price gains to encourage increased shale production Production constraints could delay arrival of much of the shale oil until 2019 Fledgling trade war could put U.S. oil exports to China at risk Expect more oil … Read More

Factors Likely to Shape Fed’s Interest Rate Path in H2 2018

Factors Likely to Shape Fed’s Interest Rate Path in H2 2018 By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group Video Highlights Fed could hike rates at least once in H2 2018 as core inflation edges up A second rate increase in H2 is possible but dependent on inflation data Fed aiming for ‘rate neutrality,’ when fed funds rate … Read More

Rising Political Event Risk, Falling Ag Currencies Could Move Markets

Rising Political Event Risk, Falling Ag Currencies Could Move Markets By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist & Erik Norland, Senior Economist, CME Group Political Event Risk Raises Stakes for Sudden Price Moves Highlights Rising political event risk could gyrate equity, FX, bond and ag markets Elections in U.S., Mexico, Brazil; NAFTA, Brexit talks among the triggers Trade wars … Read More