Phase Transitions and the Rise in Market Volatility

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 12:50
        • From growing U.S. budget deficits to potential trade wars and the end of quantitative easing, several "phase transitions" could fire up market volatility.
      • 12:50
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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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Market volatility is expected to rise on the back of several 'phase transitions' such as the growing U.S. budget deficit, the end of the Fed's quantitative easing, potential trade war with China and other countries over tariffs and the possibility of inflation edging higher. Protect your investments against the uncertainty by hedging with a suite of products from the CME Group that cover all the major asset classes. 

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