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Wednesday Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 4.20.22

Thom Hartle
Apr 20, 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. In addition, the... more

What's New in CQG One & CQG Desktop Version 7.3

Marcus Kwan
Apr 19, 2022
General Added more decimal points for volume displays throughout (cryptos) Added preference to show group/country/region code for symbols Trading Option to cancel orders on logoff Download order reports now reflect columns and filters displayed... more

Excell with Options: Leveraging exposure to JPY and MXN with FX options

Rich Excell
Apr 19, 2022
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

As volatility levels fluctuate in the FX markets, Rich reviews two strategies in different currencies:

JPY/USD ratio spread for volatility to remain elevated MXN/USD call vs. put spread for volatility to pick up from a low... more

Assessing Monetary Policy Through The Taylor Rule

Blu Putnam
Apr 18, 2022

AT A GLANCE

Where rates go once the Federal Reserve reaches a point of neutral policy will be a key point for the jobs-inflation trade-off The Taylor Rule today, and for some time in the past, has been suggesting the Fed needs to start... more

How Rising Rates Could Influence Tech Earnings

Scott Bauer
Apr 18, 2022

AT A GLANCE

Rising rates tend to hurt growth stocks, but across the last five rate hike cycles, the Nasdaq median gain was nearly 27% Inflation and supply chain constraints will continue to be a theme, and earnings forecasts may be muted as... more

Energy Market Summary April 17, 2022

Thomas Finlon
Apr 18, 2022

Petroleum prices increased for the first week in three and second in six in a holiday shortened week. Prices surged
despite a sizable Crude release from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve as well as relaxed ethanol restrictions for the
... more

Wednesday Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 4.13.22

Thom Hartle
Apr 13, 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

Energy Market Summary: April 10, 2022

Thomas Finlon
Apr 11, 2022

Petroleum prices fell for a second consecutive week and fourth in five, driven primarily by details of a release of more than 180 MB from the US Strategic Petroleum Reserve that will be done in conjunction with the IEA that will release an... more

Notes From Underground: Time to Escalate and Deescalate the Fed and Putin?

Yra Harris
Apr 11, 2022

There was an article in Foreign Affairs this week by Graham Allison, the dean of American political scientists, titled, “Putin’s Doomsday Threat: How to Prevent a Repeat of the Cuban Missile Crisis in Ukraine.” The piece raises an important... more

Crude Oil: Cause or Effect of Inflation?

Bob Iaccino
Apr 08, 2022

AT A GLANCE

Crude oil has averaged a 16.06% rise in price in the six months following the start of each of the Fed’s last six rate hike cycles In the first 10 days following the Fed’s March announcement of a 25 bps rate hike, WTI front month... more