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CME Group is the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace offering the widest range of futures and options products for risk management. Its subsidiaries include the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the S&P Dow Jones Indices.

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Market Movers: Federal Reserve Review

Market Movers: Federal Reserve Review

What grade does the market give Fed Chair Jay Powell?

Making Sense of the Mysterious Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Making Sense of the Mysterious Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Historically, the reserve is used in emergency cases, but could it be tapped to push down oil prices?

Striking Options: Volatility, Nasdaq, & Treasuries

Striking Options: Volatility, Nasdaq, & Treasuries

Tis the start of the holiday season, is volatility tiptoeing in on the festivities?

Is Crypto Its Own Asset Class? Industry Experts Weigh In

Is Crypto Its Own Asset Class? Industry Experts Weigh In

Crypto 'going to look a lot more like traditional finance' in 10 years, says Reddit co-founder.

October Ag Barometer

October Ag Barometer

U.S. Ag Producers React Favorably to the USMCA

The Market Never Rests: How One Equity Options Trader Spends His Day

The Market Never Rests: How One Equity Options Trader Spends His Day

Trader Scott Bauer on waking up at 2 am and the most important lesson he's learned in 25 years of trading.

Why Does the Fed Have Inflation Targets?

Why Does the Fed Have Inflation Targets?

The targets go back 30 years, but a former Fed Governor says they need not be so specific.

Striking Options: Holiday Volatility, WTI Crude Oil, & Equities

Striking Options: Holiday Volatility, WTI Crude Oil, & Equities

How are policies like Iran sanctions and other factors contributing to recent oil volatility?

Heating Oil Futures: A Key Cog in Energy Markets Turns 40

Heating Oil Futures: A Key Cog in Energy Markets Turns 40

In 1978, suppliers and consumers in the heating oil market saw the need for a contract that allowed for physical delivery as well as the ability to manage risk.

Market Movers: Brexit Update

Market Movers: Brexit Update

The British Pound has lost 10% since Spring, is that because of Brexit or a function of the U.S. dollar's strength?