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    CME Group Chief Economist Talks Economic Trends

    Review educational content from CME Group Managing Director and Chief Economist Erik Norland. He is responsible for leading economic analysis on global financial and commodities markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating prevailing economic factors and forecasting their potential impact on CME Group's various asset classes, ranging from interest rate products to energy and agriculture..

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    About CME Group

    As the world’s leading derivatives marketplace, CME Group ( enables clients to trade futures, options, cash and OTC markets, optimize portfolios, and analyze data – empowering market participants worldwide to efficiently manage risk and capture opportunities. CME Group exchanges offer the widest range of global benchmark products across all major asset classes based on interest rates, equity indexes, foreign exchange, energy, agricultural products and metals. The company offers futures and options on futures trading through the CME Globex® platform, fixed income trading via BrokerTec and foreign exchange trading on the EBS platform. In addition, it operates one of the world's leading central counterparty clearing providers, CME Clearing. With a range of pre- and post-trade products and services underpinning the entire lifecycle of a trade, CME Group also offers optimization and reconciliation services through TriOptima, and trade processing services through Traiana.

    About CQG

    CQG is the industry’s highest-performing solution for integrated trade routing, global market data, and advanced technical analysis tools. CQG partners with more than one hundred Futures Commission Merchant environments and provides Direct Market Access to more than forty-five exchanges through its worldwide network of co-located CQG Hosted Exchange Gateways. CQG’s market data feed consolidates data from over seventy-five sources. CQG now leads the industry in providing reliable data, superior decision-making tools, and order execution software with customer support that understands the trader. CQG’s sales and customer support offices are located in Chicago, New York, Denver, Glenwood Springs, London, Frankfurt, Tokyo, Sydney, Singapore, Shanghai, Moscow, and Kiev. CQG provides market data and ISV services in more than sixty countries.

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