Global Trade Disputes Take Center Stage in 2018

Off The Charts! examines the pertinent economic issues of the day, providing a deeper dive into complex topics and framing the issues in a way that can lead to a better understanding of the financial and commodities markets.

        • Duration 10:41
        • From U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum to the uncertain future of NAFTA and tough Brexit negotiations, trade issues are taking center stage in 2018.
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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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Trade issues are taking center stage in 2018, from the tough Brexit negotiations between the U.K. and EU, the uncertain future of the NAFTA agreement among the U.S., Canada and Mexico to the 11 countries forming a trade bloc that excludes the United States. Trade flows are tied to capital flows, so hedge against the uncertainty and potential volatility with the CME Group suite of products across all major asset classes.

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