Our latest information and analysis affecting the derivatives industry.


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.


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…


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…


Colin Powell Discusses America’s Diplomatic Role

  This video is the first of a four-part interview we conducted with former Secretary of State Colin Powell regarding…

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Weekly Outlook: Housing Sales and Greece Bailout

  This week will provide significant insight into the housing market with the release of last month’s existing and new…


A Fed Rate Rise Coming in September?

  Despite futures market indications and urgings by Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) leaders to delay a looming federal funds…

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Rainy Season and Records for Grain Markets

  In its July supply and demand report, the USDA lowered its estimate for 2015 ending corn and soybeans by…


Weekly Outlook: Greece, Iran & Yellen Testimony

  Greece and Iran enter another important week with both countries potentially reaching respective agreements this week. Janet Yellen testifies…

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A Case for Crude Oil Exports

  One of the symptoms of improved energy technology and massive oil production growth in the United States is a…


Deep Learning Is The Future: Q&A With Naveen Rao of Nervana Systems

CME Group was one of several companies taking part in a $20.5 million funding round for the San Diego startup,…


Weekly Outlook: Greece and Iran Impact

  Tuesday, markets will react to Germany & France’s decision on what, if any, response Europe will have to Greece’s…

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Awards and Returns: Managed Futures Has Room to Grow

The Managed Futures Pinnacle Awards honored the best of the managed futures industry in Chicago June 24. The event spotlights recent…