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Monday Outlook: Fed Officials Speak

  The April non-farm payrolls figure will be the most watched data release this week, but the most watched statements…


Don Wilson on Post Dodd-Frank Financial Innovation

  This is the first in a three-part video series on innovation, where influential voices from finance and economics tell…

FF Interest Rate Video 2

Why Futures Are Important in Any Interest Rate Environment

  At its April 2015 meeting, the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) of the Federal Reserve again voiced its commitment to…

Fiscal Cliff

Weekly Outlook:  Low GDP Expected

  May begins this week, and with it comes a couple of key indicators on Friday – April motor vehicle…

Dairy Markets

Monday Outlook: Milk Production and Housing

  The EU lifted its milk quota at the beginning of the month, and Tuesday marks the first release of…


Monday Outlook: Housing Data

  March housing data is released Thursday, and the Fed’s Beige Book release Wednesday highlight the economic week ahead.  See…


Q&A with OzU Invest, Winners of the 2015 CME Group Trading Challenge

Back in the 2000s, one of Turkey’s most successful businessmen, billionaire Hüsnü Özyeğin, saw some of the economic challenges in…

China Gold 2015

Why Gold Ownership Continues to Grow in China

The attention of the global gold market shifted decidedly eastwards in 2013 when China passed India as the world’s biggest…

USDA Planted Acreage

Monday Outlook: Big Week for Ag Markets

  The USDA’s Prospective Plantings report is one of the biggest of the year for agricultural markets. The report reveals the…

Jose Scheinkman

José Scheinkman: A Curious Economist Who Keeps Asking Questions

With a voracious appetite for current events and social phenomenon, Scheinkman is a renaissance man in the economics world roving from one curious question to the next.


Monday Outlook: It’s FOMC Week

  It’s FOMC week, and you know what that means. From gold to Eurodollars, the market is preparing for what…

USDA Planted Acreage

Monday Outlook: Grain Supply and Demand

  The monthly crop production and USDA supply and demand reports on Tuesday will be ones to watch for grain…