Commentary

Energy Market Summary: March 27, 2022

Mar 28, 2022

Petroleum prices rose for the first week in three amid persistent volatility and ongoing reduction in open interest. A missile attack on a Saudi Arabian oil installation by Iranian-backed Houthi rebels, global commercial oil stockpiles reaching... more

Notes From Underground: Is Globalization Dead?

Mar 28, 2022

In the past week there were three pieces published by highly respected investors and analysts about how Russia's invasion of Ukraine will portend the end of globalization. Adam Posen, Larry Fink and Howard Markets all outlined the rollback of... more

The Roundtable Insight – Danielle DiMartino Booth and Yra Harris on the Economy & Financial Markets

Mar 23, 2022

Danielle DiMartino Booth is CEO & Chief Strategist for Quill Intelligence LLC, a research and analytics firm celebrating its one-year anniversary of launching The Daily Feather and the four-year anniversary of the Weekly Quill. DiMartino... more

Hedging the Forward Curve

Mar 23, 2022

I have always believed that every active hedge strategy needs to answer the following three-part question:

Percentage hedged Duration of the hedge Derivative instrument(s) used to hedge

Percentage hedged “seems” fairly straightforward.... more

Wednesday Weekly Grain Seasonal Review

Mar 23, 2022

Each Wednesday this article will be updated with the current seasonal study using CQG’s Seasonal analysis applied to the Soybean, Wheat and Corn markets. You can download the CQG pac providing the studies and charts here.

Seasonal analysis... more

Market Summary: March 20, 2022

Mar 21, 2022

Volatility exacerbated by a liquidity crunch that intensified price swings was a key characteristic of petroleum markets which fell for a second consecutive week after having reached 14 month highs. The price of WTI settled below $100 on Tuesday... more

The Rise in Equity Options Trading Extends to Futures

Mar 18, 2022

AT A GLANCE

Micro E-mini equity options are tapping into industry demand for equity index products for a wider range of investors More options trading in 2021 coincided with a rise in investor education

The last two years... more

Market Summary March 13, 2022

Mar 14, 2022

Profound volatility was the primary feature of petroleum markets which had their first weekly loss since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Prices fell sharply after reaching historic highs on Monday. The drop was initially triggered by comments,... more

Notes From Underground: Get Smart

Mar 14, 2022

There are so many things to consider when trading in the current climate. First and foremost, CAUTION is the key word, not FEAR. As Billy Joel would say, “We didn’t start the fire,” but as traders and investors we have to dance on the embers. The... more

The Roundtable Insight – Jacob Shapiro and Yra Harris on the Geo-Political Risks to the Economy and Financial Markets

Mar 08, 2022

Jacob L. Shapiro - Partner & Director of Geopolitical Analysis

Jacob oversees geopolitical analysis at CI, working with the CI research team to integrate geopolitics into CI’s investment strategies. He also authors the “... more