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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?

Economist Perspective: Why 2019 Will Be Different?

Economist Perspective: Why 2019 Will Be Different?

Will lag effects of interest rate hikes and the trade war with China show up in 2019?

U.S. Shale Oil Again a Vital Part of Global Energy Output

U.S. Shale Oil Again a Vital Part of Global Energy Output

Thanks to shale-oil production, the U.S. is now the biggest producer of crude oil.

Trader's Edge: WTI/Brent Spread

Trader's Edge: WTI/Brent Spread

Key advantages of using options when trading a WTI/Brent spread

What Volatility Spikes Mean for Traders Now

What Volatility Spikes Mean for Traders Now

With the Fed raising rates, and trade tension continuing, should we get used to higher equity market volatility?

Economist Perspective: Trade War

Economist Perspective: Trade War

Will the unintended effects of the trade war show up in 2019?

Trader Roundtable: Which Markets to Watch After the Midterm Elections

Trader Roundtable: Which Markets to Watch After the Midterm Elections

With a split Congress, which markets will come into focus, and which policies could move markets in the coming months? We asked a panel of experienced traders for their take.