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.


These Three Factors Are Holding Back Growth in Latin America

Latin American currencies have weakened a great deal since early 2014 in large part due to slow growth in the region. These trends are likely to continue through 2015, for three primary reasons.

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How Satellite Technology Is Predicting Crop Yields: Q&A with Thomson Reuters

As extreme weather becomes more frequent and increasingly impacts the price behavior of agricultural commodities, new and more sophisticated techniques of forecasting crop yields are emerging.

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Gordon Brown on the Eurozone’s “Wasted Decade”

As the leader of the U.K. during the global financial crisis that began in 2008, Gordon Brown has a unique perspective on what led to the Eurozone’s problems then, and what continues to keep the EU in a state of high unemployment and low growth.

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Commodities Investing Is Making A Comeback

After the global financial crisis, commodity markets became more correlated with equity and bond markets. That’s changing now, and it might be time for another look at the sector.

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Aluminum: Why the Market for Tomorrow’s Metal is Looking Brighter

This should be the best of times for the aluminum business, but the metal has become almost impossible to hedge over the past several months due to a surge in the Midwest premium. How are aluminum consumers and producers dealing with the challenges?

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Q&A with Edward Griffiths of Saracens Rugby Club

Upon his arrival in 2009, Saracens Rugby Club CEO Edward Griffiths instilled a unique and unorthodox philosophy for his team that centers on people-building. The results have been impressive both on and off the pitch.


The NASDAQ is Growing in More Ways Than One

For some, talk of tech and the NASDAQ may bring memories of the bubble in technology stocks of the late 1990s and the painful correction of the early 2000s. But the tech sector of today is very different from what it was 15 years ago.

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Where Ag Risk Management Meets Technology

Technological advances over the past decade are helping farmers run their businesses better, but there have been limits to how much technological advancement the agricultural industry has witnessed on the risk management side.


Deciphering China’s Growth Trajectory: Q&A With Peh Shing Huei

The former China Bureau Chief for the Straits Times of Singapore and author of ‘When the Party Ends – China’s leaps and stumbles after the Beijing Olympics.’ talks about the country’s growing pains.


The Global Economy in 2014: A Stronger Growth Path?

As we prepare for 2014, the world economic scene is evolving yet again with stronger growth potential in the U.S. and U.K., China encouraging market forces, and the European banking system still dragging down the continent.

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How New Technology is Reshaping Agriculture

Technologically savvy American farmers are using everything from simple text messages to GPS to biomass imaging in order to manage their production in ways not possible 10 to 15 years ago.

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Can Emerging Markets Compete in Electronic Markets?

When it comes to market technology, emerging financial markets are gleaning insight from established financial markets and opting to self-develop solutions that fit local needs at the same time. This tendency is both positive and negative.