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Weekly Outlook: FOMC Minutes and Top Stories

A fairly slow week on the economic calendar is highlighted by Wednesday’s FOMC Minutes, which may provide some insight on…

The Global Wheat Market is Changing. Can Australia Keep up?

The 2016/17 record wheat harvest in Australia comes at a time when the market is already awash with grain, and…

Weekly Outlook: FOMC Week

The Federal Reserve is widely expected to announce another rate increase this week following their meeting Wednesday. Ninety nine percent…

Retail Futures Trading in Asia is on the Rise

  2016 was not a year for the faint-hearted. It brought us a series of shocks – of which many…

Equity Options Trading for the Weekend

The world is watching the 2017 French Presidential election to see if political trends in the United States and United…

Weekly Outlook: Jobs Week

Both the U.S. Federal Reserve and European Central Bank release minutes from their latest policy meetings this week. The most-watched…

Weekly Outlook: U.S. Planted Acreage and GDP

A heavy schedule of speeches from Fed officials once again dots the economic calendar this week, but there are a…

Weekly Outlook: Fed Officials Speak

A week following the Fed’s decision to raise interest rates, many Fed officials are speaking publicly this week. No doubt…

Weekly Outlook: The Next Rate Hike?

It’s finally here. The FOMC meeting we’ve watched on the horizon for weeks will happen Tuesday and Wednesday, and with…

Putnam: Yellen Ready to Raise Rates

Following Janet Yellen’s remarks on March 3, CME Group Chief Economist Blu Putnam says Yellen “has become a hawk,” signaling…

Weekly Outlook: Farm and Consumer Outlook

This week, we’ll get new measures on the outlook of farmers and consumers, with Purdue’s ag barometer survey on Tuesday…

Weekly Outlook: Trump’s First Week, GDP

The first full week of the Trump administration gets underway with home sales data and the latest GDP estimate for…