Christine Nielsen

Futures Markets Writer


Christine Marie Nielsen is a journalist based in Chicago. In the course of her career, she's served as a reporter for Dow Jones & Company as well as for Knight-Riudder Financial. She currently runs her own media effort, Geodialog Media LLC, and has a patent pending on technology that aims to improve the news delivery process. She is a member of the TechNexas community, which was named one of the top 10 tech incubators in the U.S. by Forbes in 2012.

How Weather Derivatives Help Prepare For Financial Storms

It’s estimated that the impact of weather accounts for $5.3 billion of the $16 trillion U.S. gross domestic product. Extrapolate…

Who Needs Snowfall Futures?

  Some may remember the “Snowmageddon” of January 2010. The East and Midwest were pounded by record snowfall, and Washington…

A Market for Snow: How Businesses Use Futures to Prepare for Winter

Snow levels can hurt or help a business’s bottom line, but long-term weather forecasts cannot offer absolute certainty. This is where snowfall futures come in.

The New Economic Potential in the MIST

As market participants absorb the reverberations of the latest Fed acronym – QE3 – some market participants are looking to a new country acronym as the next place to put their focus.

A Hurricane Index To Address Industry Needs

  The evolution of the CME Hurricane Index (CHI) resulted from what Steve Smith of TigerRisk Partners calls “the perfect…

A Different Kind of Hurricane Preparedness

As the heart of hurricane season approaches, why some companies need a comprehensive way to hedge against losses related to storm-related risk. This is where hurricane futures come into play.

The Federal Agency That’s Shaping Weather Markets

Red Sky at night, sailor’s delight. Red sky in the morning, sailor take warning. Clear moon, frost soon. Ever hear…