Blogs

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

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,... more

Options on Futures for Equity Traders Video Course

CME Group
Apr 28, 2022

This course is geared towards traders familiar with trading equity options and will show you how a little knowledge around futures can help you transition from equity options to options on futures, using many of the strategies you already deploy... more

Option Strategies Video Course

CME Group
Apr 28, 2022

Option Strategies are an integral part of a trader’s routine. Learn about common option strategies utilized by traders that express their view of market direction and expected volatility. Some option strategies are designed to mitigate risk while... more

Wednesday Weekly Grain Seasonal Review 4.27.22

Thom Hartle
Apr 27, 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 April 24, 2022

Thomas Finlon
Apr 25, 2022

Petroleum prices fell for the second week in four and fourth in seven. A decidedly mixed number of influences
resulted in the appearance of prices meandering at various points through the week. The prospects of higher
interest rates,... more

Four Green Trends to Watch in Financial Markets

Payal Shah
Apr 22, 2022

AT A GLANCE

Investor demand for ESG products has resulted in equity index providers ensuring their indices reflect the overall trajectory of ESG Cobalt and lithium demand have surged as electric car sales more than doubled between 2020 and... more