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Blu Putnam: Abenomics Likely to Disappoint

  A spotlight shines very brightly on Japan at the moment – and especially on Prime Minister Abe – not…

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Infographic: The Growth of Mobile in Ag Markets

  The number of people accessing agricultural market data through mobile devices is increasing. That’s not a surprise. More than…

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MONDAY OUTLOOK: JACKSON HOLE SUMMIT

  The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City hosts its annual Jackson Hole summit for leading economists and central bankers…

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The Top 50 Twitter Feeds in Finance

  We’re very happy to be named one of 50 must-follow Twitter feeds in finance by the Wall Street Journal’s…

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How To Get More Youth Involved in Agriculture

  It’s state fair season, and that means people from all kinds of backgrounds will be getting an up close…

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MONDAY OUTLOOK: USDA Reports Tell the Story

  2014 has been a healthy year for corn and soybean crops in the Midwest, which means it’s been unhealthy…

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Inside the S&P 500: An Active Committee

The S&P 500 is maintained by a committee of market professionals.  We publish a detailed methodology document which includes guidelines…

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Today’s Number: Hedging Around Ag News

  The June 30 USDA grain stocks and planted acreage reports were bearish from a markets perspective. From a producers…

Myron Scholes

Myron Scholes: Exploring Uncertainty and Keeping an Eye on the Herd

In the world of economic theory, Myron Scholes has rock-star status. Introducing Scholes before his address to The Chicago Council…

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What’s Behind the Volatility in Equities?

For most of the last five years, equity markets have been on a steady upward trend. 2013 was the best…

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Fed Rate Increase Could Come Sooner Than You Think

If the U.S. economy keeps growing, even modestly in the second half of 2014, and that is very likely, a…

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Monday Outlook: FOMC and Jobs

  This week promises to be one of the pivotal ones. With an FOMC meeting beginning Wednesday and non-farm payrolls…