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.
Natural gas prices are in a four-year-plus bear market under the weight of record inventories. The bounty of this resource is now leading to a structural shift in the U.S. energy demand landscape.
Snow levels can hurt or help a business’s bottom line, but long-term weather forecasts cannot offer absolute certainty. This is where snowfall futures come in.
China is now not just the world’s second largest economy but also a country undergoing tremendous change. It is this China at a crossroads from factory workshop to consumer society that Shaun Rein explores in his timely new book “The End of Cheap China”.
As the heart of hurricane season approaches, why some companies need a comprehensive way to hedge against losses related to storm-related risk. This is where hurricane futures come into play.
The landscape for the U.S. energy markets has changed substantially over the past few years. The market is experiencing rising consumer and industrial demand from emerging markets while new technologies are opening up resources.
An interview with StockTwits Founder Howard Lindzon on his company, the markets and the future of social media.
As market participants absorb the reverberations of the latest Fed acronym – QE3 – some market participants are looking to a new country acronym as the next place to put their focus.
Watching developments in Spain since the beginning of April has been a source of non-stop déjà vu for anyone who watched events unfold in Ireland in 2010.
Even as several individual commodity futures have seen increased volatility this year, both active and passive investors continue to show strong interest. Why some are turning to indexes to gain exposure to several markets.
One of the worst U.S. droughts in 50 years is striking the Midwest, withering crops in their fields and sending corn and soybean futures to all-time record price highs.
With this year’s drought severely diminishing the expected output for corn, wheat and soybeans from the Midwestern United States, the effects on the world food chain could start to show.
Agriculture is facing formidable challenges in the 21st century as there are more people than ever on Earth. Technology and private/public partnerships are just two of the factors that can help the agriculture sector keep pace with the world’s growing demands for food.