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  • SONIA: High Time to Lower Rates
    by Erik Norland on January 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Will the Bank of England cut interest rates at its January 30 meeting? There is a rising probability that it will, according to SONIA futures. […]

  • Oil: Is Mideast Risk Premium Too Low?
    by Erik Norland on January 22, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Drone attacks on Saudi Arabia and the killing of an Iranian general send oil prices rising, only to retreat. Is there enough risk premium in the market? […]

  • 2019 SOFR Ecosystem Recap
    by CME Group on January 21, 2020 at 5:11 pm

    Read a 2019 recap of the Secured Overnight Financing Rate, or SOFR, interest rate benchmark, including the increase in adoption, growth of SOFR derivatives, and more. […]

  • After Record 2019, What Will Drive Equities in 2020?
    by Bluford Putnam on January 20, 2020 at 12:00 pm

    Equities were propelled to record highs in 2019 not by earnings growth but by rate cuts and easing US-China tension. What will drive the market in 2020? […]



  • Merchandise Trade
    by CME Group on August 14, 2018 at 5:01 pm

    The merchandise trade balance measures the difference between imports and exports of goods. The level of the international trade balance, as well as changes in exports and imports, indicate trends in foreign trade. For the Eurozone, monthly data are available for trade in goods; statistics on services are released as part of the overall quarterly […]

  • 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 Weekly Options to Trade Economic Indicators
    by CME Group on July 29, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Traders have discovered the benefits of coordinating option expirations with the release of economic data focusing on the impact of certain indicators. […]





  • 10-Yr TIPS Auction
    by CME Group on January 23, 2020 at 6:24 pm

    The Treasury sells Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities, also known as TIPS, at regularly scheduled auctions. Competitive bids at these single-price auctions determine the interest rate paid on each issue, which remains fixed. Note the interest rate cannot be negative with the Treasury setting a minimum of 0.125 percent. A group of securities […]

  • Challenger Job-Cut Report
    by CME Group on January 23, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    This monthly report counts and categorizes announcements of corporate layoffs based on mass layoff data from state departments of labor. The job-cut report must be analyzed with caution. It doesn't distinguish between layoffs scheduled for the short-term or the long term, or whether job cuts are handled through attrition or actual layoffs. Also, […]

  • Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index
    by CME Group on January 23, 2020 at 5:49 pm

    The Kansas City Fed index offers a monthly assessment of change in the region's manufacturing sector. Positive readings indicate monthly growth and negative readings monthly contraction. Readings at zero indicate no change. The headline number is the composite index, an average of the production, new orders, employment, delivery time, and raw […]

  • EIA Petroleum Status Report
    by CME Group on January 23, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    The Energy Information Administration (EIA) provides weekly information on petroleum inventories in the U.S., whether produced here or abroad. The level of inventories helps determine prices for petroleum products. […]




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