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  • What is the Role of Gold in 2020?

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    What is the Role of Gold in 2020?

    2020-10-21T11:21:00Z

    The rise in gold in 2020 is due to “a perfect storm” of central bank actions and economic turmoil, according to market roundtable.

  • ESG – Remarkable Progress, Evolving Indices and Futures Growth

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    ESG – Remarkable Progress, Evolving Indices and Futures Growth

    2020-09-10T11:28:00Z

    The unprecedented economic turmoil caused by the COVID-19 virus has led for calls to reshape the global economy to make it fairer and more environmentally sustainable. Campaigners are challenging governments to direct their record stimulus funds towards projects and investments that benefit broader society. 

  • Traiana on the buy-side’s increasing adoption of post-trade technology

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    Traiana on the buy-side’s increasing adoption of post-trade technology

    2020-09-03T09:12:00Z

    Head of Product Strategy for CME Group’s Traiana, Steve French, talks to HFM Asia editor Tom Duffell about the buy-side and post-trade technology.

  • NASDAQ 100-S&P 500 Volatility Ratio at Peak Levels

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    NASDAQ 100-S&P 500 Volatility Ratio at Peak Levels

    2020-09-02T15:40:00Z

    The cost of NASDAQ 100 options has ballooned relative to S&P 500 options over the past three years as the tech-heavy index leads the recovery in equities. Read the latest article from CME Group Senior Economist, Erik Norland.

  • Nowcasting the US Economy with Alternative Data

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    Nowcasting the US Economy with Alternative Data

    2020-09-02T09:21:00Z

    The pandemic has altered some consumer and business behavioral patterns in major and likely long-lasting ways, and it is critical to track these behavioral changes and assess whether they could last or whether there will be a return to pre-pandemic habits and patterns.

  • Webinar – Nowcasting the US Economy

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    Webinar – Nowcasting the US Economy

    2020-08-14T08:30:00Z

    Join CME Group Chief Economist, Blu Putnam, as he shares insights using alternative data and nowcasting to monitor developments in the US economy.

  • Why ESG Is Outperforming The S&P 500

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    Why ESG Is Outperforming The S&P 500

    2020-05-28T09:15:00Z

    Over the past year, the S&P 500 ESG Index exhibited returns nearly 3% above the benchmark S&P 500. This is impressive given the objective of the ESG Index is not to outperform the benchmark. Instead, it can offer a sustainable alternative to the broad-based S&P 500, with similar risk and return, while at the same time achieving a boost in S&P Dow Jones Indexes ESG Score performance.

  • Sweden’s Experiment with Negative Rates

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    Sweden’s Experiment with Negative Rates

    2020-05-19T09:09:00Z

    At the end of 2019, Sweden’s Riksbank initiated a policy change at a time when the much larger European Central Bank (ECB) announced its determination to persist with its negative interest rate policy.

  • The 20-Year Bond in a Brave New World

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    The 20-Year Bond in a Brave New World

    2020-05-18T08:57:00Z

    The US Government has responded to COVID-19 in unprecedented ways to produce a huge and rapid fiscal policy response. To fund this policy, the Treasury announced that it will issue over $800 billion in Treasury securities over the next three months. Including issuance completed in April, the issuance number rises to over $1 trillion. That is a massive issuance schedule. Here is what is upcoming.

  • Make the most of the Uncleared Margin Rules extension

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    Make the most of the Uncleared Margin Rules extension

    2020-05-13T10:38:00Z

    On April 3, BCBS-IOSCO announced a one year extension to the final implementation phases of the uncleared margin rules (UMR), citing the ongoing market disruption across the globe resulting from COVID-19. This prompt action still requires approval by local regulators so firms may have to wait for final confirmation of the updated timeline.

  • Holistic Liquidity Measures During Covid-19

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    Holistic Liquidity Measures During Covid-19: Supply, Demand, and Market Conditions

    2020-05-11T15:18:00Z

    In late February and early March 2020, global markets experienced an unprecedented health crisis which increased both economic uncertainty and market volatility.

  • The Duration Risk in Equities

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    The Duration Risk in Equities

    2020-05-05T15:29:00Z

    Since early 2017 there has been a notable gap between the expected growth in future dividends and the performance of the US equity market.  The value of the 10 S&P 500® annual dividend index futures contracts at the end of April were eqivalent to about 500 S&P 500® index points, to be paid between now and the end of 2030.