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.
How three students from Texas beat 500 teams from around the world trading only crude oil futures
CME Group’s head of equity index on the advantages of bitcoin coming to a regulated marketplace.
The small cap index has seen a bounce, and a move for Russell 2000 futures is showing strong interest.
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.