Owain Johnson


Bio

is Global Head of Research at CME Group. He is based in London.

30 Years of the Two-Year Note

June marks the 30th anniversary of one of CME Group’s most important interest rate futures products – 2-Year Treasury Note…

What The 20-Year Bond Means for Interest Rate Markets

The U.S. Department of the Treasury will issue significantly more debt than the market had expected in the wake of…

Why Uranium Markets Are Gaining Interest

Uranium futures is one of the few contracts that has experienced price gains in recent weeks, as the economic impact…

European Repo Demonstrates Its Resilience

The European repo market has held up well amid the initial volatility created by the economic slowdown caused by COVID-19,…

SOFR Usage Expands Despite Crisis

The unprecedented turmoil that COVID-19 has brought to financial markets has not slowed down activity in the new U.S. interest…

Why The Fed Is Reducing Repo Operations

The U.S. Federal Reserve plans to gradually reduce its “repo operations” over the next few months in response to calmer…

How Coronavirus Is Affecting Repo Markets

The impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Chinese demand for raw materials has already made itself felt in the commodity…

UK Repo Prepares for Lower Rates from Bank of England

The U.K. repo market is increasingly expecting a cut in interest rates, after the U.K. posted weak economic data for…

How 20-Year Bonds Will Fit in Interest Rate Markets

News that the U.S. Department of the Treasury is planning to issue 20-year bonds in the next few months has…

European Repo at A Crossroads in 2020

The European repo markets navigated the traditionally challenging end-of-year funding cycle in an atmosphere of relative calm.  But repo market…

LNG Unites Global Natural Gas Demand

Gas markets have traditionally been fragmented into separate regions or countries because of the need for pipelines to connect producers…

The Fed Switches on The Cash Taps

Cash has drained from the financial system in recent days as corporations have withdrawn deposits from banks or money-market funds…