Weekly Roundup: Sandy’s Effect, FIA Expo and Jobs Data


It was a week to remember for our industry, with markets closing due to Hurricane Sandy – an event that also reduced attendance at FIA Expo in Chicago where discussion of trends and what the future holds for futures markets led the way. That was followed by today’s report of modest improvement in the unemployment numbers. And there’s an election next week.

Here are some stories about those events and others that you might have missed:


5 economists weigh in on the jobs numbers (WSJ Real Time Economics)

Why has so little notice been paid to the long-term unemployed? (New York Times Economix)

CME Group Executive Chairman Terry Duffy writes that markets are safer a year after MF Global’s failure. (Futures Magazine)

Superstorm Sandy had immediate and lasting effects on financial markets, closing markets for two days and delaying new swaps rules. (Video: Fox Business, Bloomberg)

Behind the decision to close equity markets (Wall Street Journal)

A more stable monetary policy in China has made the renminbi an attractive asset. (Project Syndicate)

SAP ranks the top 50 financial influencers on Twitter, which includes OM contributor Allan Schoenberg (SAP Blog)

U.S. agricultural producers now have greater access to Panama (USDA)

The U.S. oil production boom will bolster West Texas Intermediate as a benchmark. (Fox Business)

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