Blu Putnam for CME Group

Bluford (Blu) Putnam has served as managing director and chief economist of CME Group since 2011. He is responsible for leading CME’s economic analysis on global financial markets by identifying emerging trends, evaluating economic factors and forecasting their impact. Prior to joining CME, Putnam gained more than 35 years of experience in the financial-services industry, with concentrations in central banking, investment research and portfolio management. He has authored five books on international finance.

Recent Articles By The Author

These Are the Forces Driving the Bond Rally

These Are the Forces Driving the Bond Rally

The unusual shape of the yield curve is sending mixed signals.

Chart: The U.S. Bond Market Is a Tug of War

Chart: The U.S. Bond Market Is a Tug of War

With the U.S. economy decelerating and central banks halting asset purchases, there's something for buyers and sellers of U.S. bonds.

What the Market Reaction to the G-20 Taught Us About 2019 Expectations

What the Market Reaction to the G-20 Taught Us About 2019 Expectations

After G-20 it's clear the big three, not OPEC, dominate the global oil picture.