Economist Perspective: FX Leadership
Can the U.S. dollar maintain its leadership among global currencies? The U.S. dollar’s mantle as leader of global currencies could be tested by the decelerating economy, trade war and uncertainty over the Fed’s monetary policy. Blu Putnam, Chief Economist at CME Group explains.
Market Movers: March U.S. Jobs Report
Can another U.S. jobs disappointment reignite recession fears? Jim Iuorio and Scott preview Friday’s non-farm payrolls report and discuss what the March data could mean for the Fed.
Market of the Week: 10-Year T-Note 04/02/2019
Both U.S. stocks and bonds surged through the first-quarter. Can this trend continue? Jeff Kilburg and Scott Bauer discuss factors that could underpin the bull market.
Market of the Week: 10-Year T-Note 04/01/2019
U.S. Treasury yields rise amid strong manufacturing data. Using technical and fundamental data from daily and weekly charts, Dan Gramza explains why he is bullish on Treasury note futures and what a close below 123.23 by Friday means for the markets.
Market Movers: March Quarterly Hogs &...
Lean hog volatility persists as strong demand for pork continues throughout the world. David Hightower and Dan Basse preview the March Hogs & Pigs report and discuss potential record U.S. pork production numbers.
Trader's Edge: Trade Wars - Trading...
Short-dated options on futures are uniquely designed for trading event risk. Dave Lerman, Director of Education at CME Group discusses the benefits of trading short-term options during market moving events.
Economist Perspective: Debt Ceiling Back in...
U.S. debt ceiling and a potential government shutdown could be back in play later this year. Blu Putnam, CME Group Chief Economist explains while the probability of the twin threat is low, such an occurrence could potentially hit equities in Q3.
Market Movers: U.S. GDP
The yield curve has inverted. Are U.S. stocks fixated? Jim Iuorio and Scott Martin preview Thursday’s U.S. GDP report and discuss if the data will show a slowdown in growth.
Market of the Week: WTI Crude Oil
Are OPEC’s cuts being overshadowed by the uncertainty of an unresolved trade war? Using technical and fundamental data from daily and weekly charts, Dan Gramza explains why he is bearish on crude oil and what a close below $57.80 by Friday means for the markets.
Market Movers: March Prospective Plantings
U.S. farmers are waiting on weather and trade policy outcomes. Dave Hightower and Dan Basse, preview the March USDA Prospective Plantings report and discuss grain volatility and potential challenges for the 2019 U.S. growing season.
Trader's Edge: Trade Wars - Measuring...
Talks between the U.S. and China enter overtime as negotiators continue to work through terms. As uncertainty grows, equity markets have been reacting to possible outcomes. Dave Lerman, Educator at CME Group discusses.
Market Movers: Brexit Deadline
A Brexit Extension? Jim Iuorio and Scott Martin discuss what’s a bigger deal for currencies like the British pound, a hard Brexit or the realization that the U.K.’s departure from the European Union has been difficult?
Striking Options: Fed Announcement and Crude...
Dovish Fed in Focus. Jeff Kilburg and Scott Bauer discuss if Wednesday’s FOMC meeting will be a “buy the news/sell the fact” type of event?
Economist Perspective: Can the Fed Stoke...
Inflation Beyond Fed Control? Inflation has remained largely out of the Fed's sphere of influence for more than two decades. Can setting a higher inflation target rate change that? Blu Putnam, CME Group Chief Economist discusses.
Energy Markets Are Watching U.S-China Trade...
As U.S.-China trade talks continue, energy markets are looking for any signal that might add volatility to the crude markets. CME Group’s Jeff White discusses how traders are hedging against both long and short term bearish movement in the WTI crude oil market, now that the tariff deadline was delayed.
Economist Perspective: Equities Bull Market...
Could a resolution of the trade war and the Fed’s pause on interest rate hikes give the stock market a second wind? Equities marked an important chapter this month with the decade-long bull market. The big question now is if the unintended consequences of monetary and trade policies could derail the stock market? Blu Putnam, Chief Economist at CME Group discusses.
Market Movers: March FOMC Meeting
The Fed promotes patience and makes no commitment to additional rate hikes. Jim Iuorio and Scott Martin preview next week’s FOMC meeting and discuss key statements traders will be watching.
Economist Perspective: Rates and Brexit...
Brexit enters crucial final phase. Erik Norland, Senior Economist at CME Group explains how Brexit decisions in the UK parliament this week could have wide-ranging implications for interest rates.