This section brings you in-depth storytelling and analysis from our contributing writers and global thought leaders. Here you will find magazine-style stories and essays that explore the trends impacting derivatives markets and the global economy.
The story behind the world’s first financial futures contracts.
How the the spoos became the first successful equity futures contract.
A critical cog in the global finance system turns 35.
An increase in analysis tools has helped democratize the process for options trading.
Ample grain stocks, bumper harvests and flagging Chinese demand have food prices in the U.S. and Europe sagging. Is there room for a long-term recovery?
In the finance world, Douglas Diamond’s pioneering work on banking laid the groundwork for almost all modern financial economics research…
Early in 2015, the EU Commission published a green paper on the idea of a Capital Markets Union (CMU) for all 28 member states of the European Union. Seven months on, has this long-term project gotten off to a good start?
Futures markets have always been one way for producers to mitigate risk, but livestock options have seen a surge in volume and open interest in recent years.
As China’s economy rebalances towards being consumption-driven and commodity markets adjust to lower prices, there is still considerable uncertainty about the future.
With the prediction cocoa demand will outstrip supply within five years, the industry is in dire need of better management and more sophisticated trading tools to help farmers and consumers cope.
The greater than 50 percent collapse in oil prices caught most of the world by surprise. It now seems clear that a quick price rebound is unlikely and attention is turning to what a new era of cheap oil means.
With a voracious appetite for current events and social phenomenon, Scheinkman is a renaissance man in the economics world roving from one curious question to the next.