Market Summary May 8, 2022

Thomas Finlon
May 09, 2022

Petroleum prices continued to rise this week, increasing for the fourth week in six and fifth in nine. US Gasoline
prices set historic highs, closing on Friday at 3.759 per gallon. US Distillate stocks again reached 14 year lows.
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The Roundtable Insight: Dr. Thorsten Polleit and Yra Harris on the Economy, the Financial Markets, and Sound Money

May 06, 2022

Thorsten Polleit is Chief Economist of Degussa and Honorary Professor at the University of Bayreuth. He also acts as an investment advisor.

Yra Harris is a highly respected global macro analyst and trader for four decades---... more

Notes From Underground: A European Discussion With Professor Polleit

Yra Harris
May 06, 2022

Yes, Wednesday is FED day and the markets are expecting a 50 basis point increase in the FED FUNDS RATE to a range of 0.75% to 1%. The most important issue will be the size of the balance sheet unwind and whether Chair Jerome Powell is good to... more

Wednesday Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 5.4.22

Thom Hartle
May 04, 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

Energy Market Summary May 1, 2022

Thomas Finlon
May 02, 2022

Petroleum prices increased for a third week in five and fourth in eight as the end of April marked the fifth
consecutive month of price increases, the largest such streak since 2018. Prices recovered from near two week
lows at the... more

A Wild Month In Natural Gas

Andy Hecht
May 02, 2022

Natural gas futures began trading on the CME’s NYMEX division in 1990. Over the past thirty-two years, the price has traded from a low of $1.02 to a high of $15.65 per MMBtu. Wild price swings are nothing new for the natural gas futures arena,... more

What's new in CAST 2 v2.26

Marcus Kwan
May 02, 2022
Filter log on events by service group (location)

Thanks for being a valued partner. We hope that these updates help improve your administrative workflow as we continue to improve your CAST 2 experience.

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Notes From Underground: Into the Weeds on Yen/Yuan

Yra Harris
Apr 28, 2022

In the first post about the YEN/YUAN, we discussed the current significance of the cross, and with it a rising dollar. Now we will provide CONTEXT and NUANCE as to the backdrop of this cross’s significance. It is easy to forget that the Chinese... more

Notes From Underground: The Meaning of the Yen/YUAN Cross

Yra Harris
Apr 28, 2022

In the past three weeks I have had the pleasure of doing two major podcasts with two of the most highly regarded global macro thinkers and traders: Zoltan Pozsar and Louis Gave. Our discussions led to an attempt to explain the importance of the... more

Crude Oil: Cause or Effect of Inflation?

CME Group
Apr 28, 2022
By Bob Iaccino


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,... more