Innovation and new technology development have been a big part of the history of futures markets. In this section, we highlight the new ideas and products that are shaping today’s business environment and helping companies grow.

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Social Media and the Futures Industry

  Yesterday, the Futures Industry Association hosted an event in Chicago on the effects of social media in our industry….

Ag Lending Technology

How High-Tech Is Helping Lenders Improve Ag Risk Management

New technology is helping agricultural lenders get a better handle on their customers’ marketing strategies, which is leading to improved…

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OpenSource: A Discussion with the Linux Foundation

  OpenSource is a series where we discuss technology and innovation with thought leaders and the various ways information, data…

FX Tipping Point

Gareth Bale and the Tipping Point for FX Volume

  The term “tipping point” is a medical one and is the moment in an epidemic when a virus reaches…


Social Agriculture

Farmers seeking the latest information on prices and crop conditions are more likely to check their Twitter feed before calling their broker as social media plays a bigger role in how producers are managing their farms and their positions.


Social Media On The Farm

  Nightly Business Report featured a story last night from Diane Eastabrook, who explored how farmers are using social media…

China Shale Gas

China’s Huge Shale Gas Opportunity

China is sitting on the largest shale gas reserves outside the United States. But can the world’s largest energy user…

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Innovate to Advance: 20 Years of Globex

  Electronic trading systems have changed the face of the exchange-traded derivatives industry on a scale that was virtually unimaginable…


Exporting Natural Gas: How Close Are We?

Natural gas exports could play a significant role in the United States’ energy future, but that might be at least…

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Sal Khan on Education as a Human Right

  The story of how Sal Khan started the wildly popular Khan Academy is one of those you like to…

Market Ecosystem

Latency and the Exchange Ecosystem

In a global community that increasingly values intelligence while simultaneously pursuing financial security and business success, you might conclude that…

OTC Cross Margining

Meeting the Rush for OTC Efficiencies

  In the new world of cleared trades for over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives, efficiencies have naturally risen to the top as…