Economist Perspective: Debt Ceiling Back in Play
U.S. debt ceiling and a potential government shutdown could be back in play later this year. Blu Putnam, CME Group Chief Economist explains while the probability of the twin threat is low, such an occurrence could potentially hit equities in Q3.
Market Movers: U.S. GDP
The yield curve has inverted. Are U.S. stocks fixated? Jim Iuorio and Scott Martin preview Thursday’s U.S. GDP report and discuss if the data will show a slowdown in growth.
Economist Perspective: Equities Bull Market Turns 10
Could a resolution of the trade war and the Fed’s pause on interest rate hikes give the stock market a second wind? Equities marked an important chapter this month with the decade-long bull market. The big question now is if the unintended consequences of monetary and trade policies could derail the stock market? Blu Putnam, Chief Economist at CME Group discusses.
Market Movers: March FOMC Meeting
The Fed promotes patience and makes no commitment to additional rate hikes. Jim Iuorio and Scott Martin preview next week’s FOMC meeting and discuss key statements traders will be watching.
Economist Perspective: Rates and Brexit Endgame
Brexit enters crucial final phase. Erik Norland, Senior Economist at CME Group explains how Brexit decisions in the UK parliament this week could have wide-ranging implications for interest rates.
Striking Options: Crude Oil Production and Fed Policy
Oil markets lifted: Saudi officials say they will cut crude oil exports in April. Jeff Kilburg and Scott Bauer say even with the OPEC-led supply cuts, investors remain concerned over global growth.
Striking Options: US Dollar Strengthens and Markets Remain Optimistic
Gold bulls closely watching U.S. jobs data. Jeff Kilburg and Bob Iaccino discuss the latest pullback for the precious metal and if gold will be able to find some support.
Market Movers: U.S. Jobs Report (3/6/19)
Is a potential trade war resolution and consistent strong employment data enough to alter the Fed’s dovish tone? Jim Iuorio and Scott Martin preview Friday’s U.S. Jobs report and discuss why stock-market bulls are focusing on this data.
Economist Perspective: Brexit Do-Over?
As the Brexit deadline looms, the British Pound is caught in the middle. Blu Putnam, Chief Economist at CME Group discusses two scenarios ahead of the Brexit deadline and what each means for the British Pound.
Economist Perspective: Trade Deals and Political Realities
Optimism grows over U.S.-China trade deal. But will a deal get Congressional approval? Blu Putnam, Chief Economist at CME Group discusses if a potential U.S.-China trade deal can get approval from the House of Representatives?
Economist Perspective - Demographic Challenges To Growth
Demographics Pose Challenge to U.S., China Growth in 2020s. Blu Putnam, Chief Economist at CME Group explains why changing demographic trends in the 2020s may create growth challenges for the U.S. and China.
Economist Perspective – Fed’s Shrinking Balance Sheet
The Fed’s plan to reduce its balance sheet is happening much sooner than planned. Blu Putnam, CME Group Chief Economist, discusses factors that may constrain the Fed’s move.