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Food Prices and Weather

Food Price Inflation and El Nino

Food price inflation is increasing sharply in the U.S.  Only last December, food prices were just 1.05 percent higher than…


Race to CME Globe: Mo Martin Wins With Accuracy

  Melissa (Mo) Martin arrived at Royal Birkdale for the Ricoh Women’s British Open ranked 99th in the world having…


Monday Outlook: Yellen Testifies

  Though it may not produce any concrete answers about the Fed’s future plans, Janet Yellen’s testimony before Congress this…

Indian Rupee Modi

India’s New Government Puts the Rupee in Focus

Markets are rallying in anticipation that India is ready to embrace serious economic and financial reform. The landslide victory of…

China Steel

The Great Rebalancing of China’s Steel Market

As China’s economy continues its weak start to 2014, the metals industry has been bearing the brunt of the correction. …

World Cup

Will the World Cup Boost Brazil’s Economy?

Every four years, the world’s football association or FIFA, as the Switzerland-based governing body is more commonly known, converges for…


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.

Leo Melamed Japan Visit

Melamed Returns to Japan to Pay Tribute to “Japan’s Schindler”

  We’ve covered before the seminal story of financial futures markets, and how Leo Melamed — with the endorsement of…


A New App for Learning About Ag Markets

  A few weeks ago, CME Group and 4-H announced they would be continuing their partnership in educating kids at…


Video: From the Field to the Pump – The Economics of Oil

  The average price of gasoline in the United States is currently around $3.68 per gallon – the highest price…


Monday Outlook: Housing and Consumer Sentiment

  It’s a big week for home prices and consumer sentiment in the United States, with the Case-Shiller Index, new…

Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards

Back to the (Managed) Futures

The Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards were held June 18 in Chicago. Every investment advisor says it. “You need to diversify.”…