Event Risk Enters Phase 3: What's At Stake in 2019?

Event risk outcomes could be dragged out in 2019 as issues like the trade war and questions over when the Fed might halt rate hikes simmer in markets.

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.

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Hedging Event Risk in 2019 

The nature of event risk is changing, from immediate outcomes -- Brexit vote and U.S. presidential elections -- to results that could take weeks if not months to be known -- trade war with China and when Fed might halt rate hikes. Hedge your investments against the uncertainty with equity futures and options. 

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