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  • Seven of the Most Noteworthy Trading Days of 2016
    by Bluford Putnam on February 11, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    From the outcome of the U.S. elections to OPEC's output cut, there were seven noteworthy trading days last year whose effects could ripple into 2017. […]

  • Using Options During Phase Transitions
    by CME Group on November 17, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Chief Economist Blu Putnam appears on Futures Institute to discuss trading options during phase transitions.&nbs […]

  • Sources of Volatility in Q3 2015
    by Bluford Putnam on July 16, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    CME Group Chief Economist Blu Putnam talks about the potential sources of volatility facing markets in the third quarter of 2015, including the Federal Reserve's impending decision on the first rate hike in nearly a decade, the Greek equation in Europe, questions over China's sustained economic growth, and El Nino and its potential impact on […]

  • Economic Prospects and Hurdles in Q2 2015
    by CME Group on April 9, 2015 at 8:14 pm

    Blu Putnam expects a spike in volatility in Q2 2015 as growth in corporate earnings ebbs rapidly. Hedge and profit from the turbulence with CME Group's Leading Product Markets. […]

Energy

Energy

  • Oil: Economic Landscape of Saudi Arabia
    by Erik Norland on July 21, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Most fundamental indicators are flashing bearish signals for oil.  1) Inventories are rising on a seasonally-adjusted basis. 2) Oil production continues to rise in Brazil, Kazakhstan, Libya and the United States, largely offsetting production cuts by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) – which is itself showing […]

  • Seven of the Most Noteworthy Trading Days of 2016
    by Bluford Putnam on February 11, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    From the outcome of the U.S. elections to OPEC's output cut, there were seven noteworthy trading days last year whose effects could ripple into 2017. […]

  • Brexit: Event Risk Set to Rise Over Next Two Years
    by Bluford Putnam on June 24, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union sets the stage for an increase in event risk over the next two years as negotiations get underway after the Conservative Party picks a new leader to replace outgoing Prime Minister David Cameron, a proponent of the "Remain" campaign in the run-up to the referendum. […]

  • Using Options During Phase Transitions
    by CME Group on November 17, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Chief Economist Blu Putnam appears on Futures Institute to discuss trading options during phase transitions.&nbs […]

Financials

Financials

  • Chicago Fed National Activity Index
    by CME Group on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The Chicago Fed National Activity Index (CFNAI) is a monthly index that tracks overall economic activity and inflationary pressures. The CFNAI is a weighted average of 85 existing monthly indicators of national economic activity. It is constructed to have an average value of zero and a standard deviation of one. Since economic activity tends […]

  • 4-Week Bill Announcement
    by CME Group on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    Treasury bills are sold at public auctions every week. 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 […]

  • S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller HPI
    by CME Group on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The S&P Corelogic Case-Shiller home price index tracks monthly changes in the value of residential real estate in 20 metropolitan regions across the nation. Composite indexes and regional indexes measure changes in existing home prices and are based on single-family home resales. Condominiums and co-ops are excluded as is new construction. […]

  • Consumer Confidence
    by CME Group on January 1, 1970 at 12:00 am

    The Conference Board compiles a survey of consumer attitudes on the economy. The headline Consumer Confidence Index is based on consumers' perceptions of current business and employment conditions, as well as their expectations for six months hence regarding business conditions, employment, and income. Three thousand households across the country […]

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