Seven Most Noteworthy Trading Days of 2016

Seven Most Noteworthy Trading Days of 2016

By Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group

Of the seven most noteworthy trading days at CME Group exchanges last year, a majority were triggered by heightened event risk, ranging from the U.S. elections, Brexit referendum, diverging monetary policies around the globe, to OPEC production cuts.

A look back at 2016 adds valuable insight to managing risk in what could be an even more eventful 2017:

  • Europe at epicenter of political event risk in 2017
  • Diverging monetary policies globally to move markets
  • As inflation inches higher, Fed may be more aggressive
  • Oil rally hinges on how fast shale oil producers add rigs