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  • Fed's Five Critical Issues
    by Bluford Putnam on April 18, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    The Fed is facing five issues that could play a key role in its forward guidance on monetary policy, chief among them being the trade war and the economy. […]

  • Trade War Developments
    by Bluford Putnam on April 15, 2019 at 8:00 pm

    Is the US about to wrap up talks with China to end their trade war while it considers imposing new tariffs against Europe? Equities could be in play. […]

  • Treasury Options Skews: Investment Signals or Noise?
    by Erik Norland on April 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

    Are skews in Treasury options, especially when in the extreme, sending reliable investment signals? Here's what our analysis found. […]

  • Eurodollar Futures: The Basics
    by CME Group on April 12, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Learn the basics of trading Eurodollar futures, how they work, how they trade and how they relate to adjacent money markets. […]



  • 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. […]





  • Consumer Sentiment
    by CME Group on April 19, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    The University of Michigan's Consumer Survey Center questions 600 households each month on their financial conditions and attitudes about the economy. Consumer sentiment is directly related to the strength of consumer spending. Consumer confidence and consumer sentiment are two ways of talking about consumer attitudes. Among economic reports, […]

  • GDP
    by CME Group on April 19, 2019 at 10:48 pm

    Gross Domestic Product represents the total value of the country's production during the period and consists of the purchases of domestically-produced goods and services by individuals, businesses, foreigners and government entities. Data are available in nominal and real (inflation-adjusted) dollars, as well as in index form. Economists and […]

  • Kansas City Fed Manufacturing Index
    by CME Group on April 19, 2019 at 10:47 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 […]

  • Durable Goods Orders
    by CME Group on April 19, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Durable goods orders are new orders placed with domestic manufacturers for factory hard goods. The report also contains information on shipments, unfilled orders and inventories. The advance release provides early estimates and is revised about a week later by the factory orders report. […]




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