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Our latest information and analysis affecting the derivatives industry.

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What is an Internet of Value?

Just as information moves instantaneously between individuals and across networks, could the same be done with money? Ripple Labs aims…

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Weekly Outlook: The Yuan and GDP

  The Chinese government’s devaluation of the yuan coupled with weak PMI data recently brought on concerns regarding the country’s…

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Is Oil Volatility Changing Trading?

  Oil prices have been on the downswing for more than a year now.  As U.S. crude futures fell to…

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Market Update: Data and Vacation Season

  It’s an important week for data with the release of housing starts, inflation numbers and weekly jobless claims, which…

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Weekly Outlook: Housing Market and FOMC Minutes

  Along with the Fed minutes everyone will be watching on Wednesday, it will be a big week to gauge…

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Market Update: A Summer Rally on the Rise?

  Jack weighs in on a possible summer rally in equity markets. The Dow Jones has bounced back, and market…

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Weekly Outlook: Grain Markets and Volatility

  It’s been a volatile year in grain markets, and that may continue. The biggest USDA report since planted acreage…

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Gillian Tett on the Energy Revolution

  The past several years have seen significant changes in the global market for energy. U.S. oil production has soared…

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Weekly Outlook: Jobs and Global Output

  If the Federal Reserve is to raise rates at its September meeting, as some suggest, continued improvement in the…

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How Options Are Changing Livestock Markets

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.

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Why Foreign Exchange Markets Matter to Global Business

  Currencies around the world have experienced substantial volatility since the financial crash of 2008. The ongoing turmoil in Greece…

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Weekly Outlook: FOMC Meeting and Turmoil in Commodities

  A big week ahead as the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) reconvenes on Tuesday. The FOMC meeting minutes release…