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  • Tug-of-War


    Buyers and sellers are in a tug-of-war in the bond market, where yields have been declining. Are buyers sidestepping the budget deficit and other factors?

  • The FX Report Issue I


    See what’s happening in the FX markets including more granularity with a strike listing change, new FX Link records, and more.

  • Terry Duffy Talks Q4 Earnings and Markets


  • Trade War Tensions and Tariffs


    Review the effects of the trade war’s uncertainty as it relates to U.S. agricultural trade and CME Group contracts.

  • Brent-WTI Oil Spread Taking Cue from Houston-Midland?


    The price spread between the venerable WTI and Brent oil contracts has been taking the lead from two minnows - WTI Houston and WTI Midland.

  • Trade at Settlement (TAS) for Copper Futures


    Learn more about Trade at Settlement (TAS) for CME Group Copper Futures, a flexible and transparent way to manage settlement price uncertainty.

  • New Developments in S&P 500 Options on Futures


    Market participants are now able to block trade delta-neutral S&P 500 options at CME. Get more information about this trading strategy.

  • China: Looking at Growth Past the Trade War


    China's economy has felt the strain of the U.S. trade war, but its massive debt and demographic trends pose a more critical threat in the 2020s.

  • Liquidity Insights: Q4 Equity Volatility


    Get insights into various sources of volatility in the 2018 Equity markets, including some of the largest single-day losses in Q4.

  • Year One: Indonesian Coal Derivatives (ICI 4)


    As the one-year anniversary of Indonesian Coal Derivatives (ICI 4) futures approaches, we look back on the success of contract. Read now.

  • January Options Review


    Read an overview of options markets in January, including records in dairy options and copper options.

  • Synthetic Income from Precious Metals


    While gold and other metals don’t typically create dividends or interest, read how an investor can use gold options to create income.

  • Stalemate Raises Risks


  • Sector Investing


    Read how CME Group’s suite of Select Sector futures can provide effective risk management during possible rotation between sectors during 2019.

  • Did Fed Pause Rate Hikes in Time?


    The selloff in equities late last year was a wake-up call for the Fed, which seems to have taken heed and changed course. But did the Fed pause in time?

  • Metals Market Update: Silver – A Return to Precious


    A bullish view toward silver is supported by historically cheap prices and a series of record spec short readings in the Commitments of Traders report.

  • Oil: Are Options Signaling Long-Term Uncertainty?


    Oil prices have bounced off their recent lows but the implied volatility in options is indicating uncertainty in the market's direction over the long term.

  • OTC Clearing: What’s Next For 2019?


    Review the year in OTC Clearing with a look at trading highlights, including new products, record trading volumes and more.

  • Black Sea and Australian Grain Monthly Update


    Stay up-to-date on volumes for Black Sea Wheat and Corn, and Australian Wheat and comparisons to Chicago Wheat and Corn contracts.

  • Three Big Equity Event Risks


    Equities are facing three major event risks that could result in large price gaps, which are more difficult to manage than shifts in volatility.

  • February Rates Recap


    Read the February Rates Recap, covering strong liquidity in the 2-Year Treasury Note futures and accelerating adoption of SOFR futures and Invoice Swap Spreads.

  • Iron Ore Futures and Options Overview


    Read why you should be trading Iron Ore futures and options at CME Group, including the benefits of security, transparency and liquidity.

  • Overview of Cleared OTC FX


    CME Group has worked closely with buy-side and sell-side participants to build a multi-asset class, market leading OTC clearing solution. Read the Overview.

  • December Equity Index Product Review


    See how the Equity Index markets performed in December, including a 73% increase in ADV YoY as well as open interest and ADV data for the top Equity products.

  • Why has Equity Index-Treasury Options Volatility Diverged?


    There has been an unusual divergence in implied volatility between equities and Treasuries. Is it a signal of the markets entering a high volatility regime?

  • The Changing World of Investing


    Listen to the most recent Top Trader’s Round Table podcast with a professor from MIT Sloan School of Management and the President of Backstop BarclayHedge Division.

  • Interest Rates Options Overview


    View an overview of CME Group's Interest Rate options products, volume, open interest, and useful tools and resources.

  • Equities: Six Ways to Spot a Flagging Bull Market


    The equities bull market marks a 10-year milestone this March, with the S&P rising around 300% from its 2009 low. Can it keep on charging?

  • The Basics of US Treasury Futures - CME Group


    Get the basics of U.S. Treasury futures, an efficient tool for trading in the U.S. government bond market – the most liquid and creditworthy of all the world's government bond markets.

  • CME Group Leading Products – Most Traded Futures and Options Contracts: Q4 2018


    A quarterly listing of CME Group's leading futures and options contracts. Shows the top contracts in terms of average daily volume and open interest for Interest Rates, Equities, Energy, Foreign Exchange (FX), Agricultural Commodities and Metals. This resource also includes information on recent product launches and global partnership data.