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CME Group – Five reasons events risk to take center stage in 2018

  CME Group - Five Reasons Event Risk to take Center Stage in 2018 12 Jan 2018 By Bluford Putnam The year 2017 saw the juxtaposition of heightened policy uncertainty with relatively complacent markets and low volatility, especially in equities.  Much of the policy uncertainty may find some answers in 2018.  It is decision time for NAFTA and Brexit.  Elections will be in the spotlight, too.  Italy in March, Mexico in July, Brazil in October, and November 2018 will see a ferociously contested U.S. election for the entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate.  At the Federal Reserve...
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Futures trading news and research – BrokersEDGE 1-18-18 E-mini S&P, Crude Oil, Natural gas, 10 year notes, Gold futures

E-mini S&P (March) Yesterday’s close: Settled at 2803.75 Fundamentals: There is no new all-time high overnight, let’s say that U.S equity markets are settling in after yesterday’s rip your face off rally. We have not wavered from our Bullish Bias this week or anytime in the recent past. Even when we exuded caution here Tuesday morning we discussed pullbacks and support levels as buying opportunities. Congress is expected to vote and pass a stopgap budget deal today, a failure to do so could bring some pressures so traders must keep an ear to the ground. Though major indices in the...
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CME Group – US 52 Week Bill Auction

CME GROUP US: 52-Week Bill Auction   Tue Jan 30 10:30:00 CST 2018 Previous Total Amount $20 B Bid/Cover 2.91 52-Week Bill Rate 1.780% Definition Treasury bills are sold at public auctions every week. The 12-month bill is also known as the 52-week bill. Competitive bids at these auctions determine the interest rate paid on each issue. A group of securities dealers, known as primary dealers, are authorized and obligated to submit competitive tenders at Treasury auctions. Dealers can hold the bills, resell the bills to their clients or trade them with other securities firms. Typically, the New York Fed...
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CME Group – US 4-WEEK Bill Auction

CME Group US: 4-Week Bill Auction   January 16, 2018 01:00 EST Actual Previous Total Amount $45 B $50 B Bid/Cover 2.99 3.03 4-Week Bill Treasury Rate 1.295% 1.280% Highlights Coverage, at 2.99, was soft for the weekly 4-week T-bill auction, though end investor demand was moderately strong, with non-dealers taking down an above average 45 percent of the $45 billion offering. The awarded high discount rate, at 1.295 percent, was 1.5 basis points higher than last week's rate. Definition Treasury bills are sold at public auctions every week. Competitive bids at these auctions determine the interest rate paid on...
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Grain Market news and research 1-17-18 Corn, Wheat and Soybean futures

  CORN (March) Yesterdays Close: March corn futures closed 1 ¼ cents higher yesterday, trading in a range of 3 ¼ cents on the day. Funds were estimated buyers of 6,500 contracts. Fundamentals: Export inspections yesterday morning came in at 584,389 metric tons, this was below the estimated range from 700,000-1,000,000 metric tons. It was also below last weeks read of 849,226 metric tons. There is a lot of corn out there and there has been a lack of demand the chew through it all. People continue to talk about the potential for a short covering rally from the funds,...
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