Archive for July 2019

The Rationale for Ag Options' Upward Skew

There are two broad explanations for the upside skew (also called “risk reversal”) in ag options. First, it could be that the underlying price behavior in these markets shows positive skewness.  If so, the positive skewness in options markets would be a logical response. Secondly, if there is no positive skewness in underlying prices returns,…

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Gold: Driven By Rates

About the Presenter Bluford “Blu” Putnam has served as Managing Director and Chief Economist of CME Group since May 2011. With more than 35 years of experience in the financial services industry and concentrations in central banking, investment research, and portfolio management, Blu serves as CME Group’s spokesperson on global economic conditions. View more reports…

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Will a Rate Cut Boost Equities, Defer any Recession?

About the Presenter Erik Norland is Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group. He is responsible for generating economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company’s business strategy, and upon those who trade in its various markets. He is…

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Why to Avoid Alpha and How – Part 3

About CME Group As the world’s leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, CME Group is where the world comes to manage risk. Comprised of four exchanges – CME, CBOT, NYMEX and COMEX – we offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes, helping businesses everywhere mitigate the myriad of risks…

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USDA Scientists, Engineers, Grantees Honored at White House with PECASE Awards

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WASHINGTON, July 25, 2019 – Seven USDA scientists and engineers, and grantees were honored at the White House today as recipients of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). The PECASE is the highest honor bestowed by the United States government to outstanding scientists and engineers who are beginning their research careers…

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USDA Announces Details of Support Package for Farmers

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(Washington, D.C., July 25, 2019) – U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue today announced further details of the $16 billion package aimed at supporting American agricultural producers while the Administration continues to work on free, fair, and reciprocal trade deals. In May, President Trump directed Secretary Perdue to craft a relief strategy in line with…

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US Dollar's Eight-Year Bull Run in Jeopardy?

About the Presenter Erik Norland is Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group. He is responsible for generating economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company’s business strategy, and upon those who trade in its various markets. He is…

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Deconstructing Noise

In this whitepaper from Kelonia Capital Management, you will take a closer look at the notion of noise, its definition, and potential impact in today’s market environment. You will also learn about: Noise vs. volatility Measuring noise The impact of noise Read Now

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Brexit: A Nervous Pound

About the Presenter Erik Norland is Executive Director and Senior Economist of CME Group. He is responsible for generating economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact on CME Group and the company’s business strategy, and upon those who trade in its various markets. He is…

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USDA Proposes to Close SNAP Automatic Eligibility Loophole

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USDA Proposes to Close SNAP Automatic Eligibility Loophole USDA is working to ensure benefits are provided with integrity to those most in need WASHINGTON, July 23, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) today proposed closing a loophole that allows states to make participants receiving minimal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits automatically…

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