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These Three Factors Are Holding Back Growth in Latin America

Latin American currencies have weakened a great deal since early 2014 in large part due to slow growth in the region. These trends are likely to continue through 2015, for three primary reasons.

Trading Challenge 2015 infographic

Infographic: The CME Group Trading Challenge

The preliminary round of the annual CME Group Trading Challenge wrapped up Thursday, February 19, with several universities still battling…

Grain Storage

New Storage Alternatives Help Grain Farmers

A common sight in farm country during the 2014 harvest was massive piles of harvested corn and soybeans as big…

Coeur Mining

Coeur Mining on the New LBMA Silver Price (Video)

When the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) adopted a more transparent system for global spot market silver settlement prices in…


Monday Outlook: Sources of Volatility

  This week, we’ll see how the market reacts to recent jobs data, released Friday, and , as Jack Bouroudjian…

Indian Rupee Modi

Why It’s A Turnaround Year for India and Rupee Futures

  When the Fed first signaled an end to Quantitative Easing in 2013, the resulting “taper tantrums” was a wake-up…

Retail Trader

Why Retail Traders Should Learn Futures

  We launched an important and innovative new web site in January called Futures Institute.  Important because it serves an…


Monday Outlook: Job Report Week

  We come back from Super Bowl weekend to a week that features several post-FOMC meeting speeches from Fed Presidents,…

Iron Ore

Is This The New Normal for Iron Ore?

Commodities are adjusting to the reality that the peak years of the China-driven commodity super-cycle are over.  With China producing…


7 Reasons the U.S. Labor Market Suggests a Strong Economy

  A number of the members of the Federal Reserve’s Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) have shifted their focus from…

US Growth 2015

The Arguments for Abandoning a Zero Rate Policy

  There is a very good probability, perhaps 60 percent, that the Federal Reserve (Fed) will move at its April…

Federal Reserve

Monday Outlook: Fed Meeting and GDP

  The expectation remains that the Fed will raise its benchmark interest rate this year. The question is when. The…