The Importance of Copper in China’s Economy
China’s manufacturing and construction sectors, which consume around half of the world’s copper, have posted a strong recovery from the COVID-19 shutdown earlier in the year.READ ON
Can Anything Catch up to The Tech Sector?
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OpenMarkets Weekly: Options Spreading
Leading up to the launch of Micro E-mini options, I’ve been reviewing the basics of options markets. In the past…
Why The U.S.-Canada Exchange Rate is Moving Amid the Pandemic
Over the past 40 years the value of the Canadian dollar (CAD) against the U.S. dollar (USD) has fluctuated significantly,…
A New Tool for Trading Around Economic Reports
Options on futures can be an ideal method to maximize capital efficiency and minimize risk. Key strategies include hedging, futures…
Why Financial Market Data is Moving to The Cloud
Finding a market price used to mean tilting your head up to a big chalkboard hanging over a trading floor….
The Trade War and a Changing Market for Soybeans
As the 2020/21 USDA marketing year begins for U.S. soybeans, exports of the commodity appear to be entering positive territory….
Covid Response Boosts Green Metals
One policy response to the COVID-19 pandemic has been a determination to use fiscal stimulus to promote a “green” recovery….
What It Means to Spend Over $3 Trillion
During the last five months, the U.S. national debt has increased from 23.5 trillion dollars to 26.5 trillion dollars. This…
Is Additional Treasury Issuance Driving a Steeper Yield Curve?
The U.S. government is projected to have a record federal budget deficit of $3.7 trillion for the 2020 fiscal year….
What Data Do Traders Use in a Pandemic?
More than five months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the market is even more event-driven and tied to news than it…
Why The Cushing Storage Hub Matters to Oil
The oil market has begun to adjust to the “new normal” in the global economy, with significantly lower fuel demand…
Silver is The Comeback Kid
Silver traders have certainly earned their summer break. The precious metal has had an eventful year to date, and activity…