Market Volatility: Headwinds, from Trade War to Rates, in 2019?

Markets could face headwinds in 2019 from the lag effects of major events that took place in 2018, from the trade war to rate hikes and corporate tax cuts.

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 Equities in 2019 

Equity markets could see heightened volatility in 2019 as the effects of major events from this year, such as the trade war, multiple Fed rate hikes and the corporate tax cuts, carry over into the new year. Hedge your portfolio with equity futures and options. 

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