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.
U.S. plants for German automobiles may be most affected if the trade war moves to a European front.
With changing demographics and more price transparency, the Fed has less impact on the inflation rate than in past eras.
China and Germany are facing more serious growth concerns than the United States.
Global tensions still affect gold prices, but with the trade war in play, those tensions are now correlated with interest rates.
The Chinese yuan had traded in a narrow range for several months in hopes a U.S.-China trade pact would be reached.
If the Fed is not going to be the culprit this time, these threats could be the trigger.
Any surprises in key data could seal the deal for a rate cut at the Federal Reserve July 30-31 meeting.
The unusual shape of the yield curve is sending mixed signals.
With the U.S. economy decelerating and central banks halting asset purchases, there's something for buyers and sellers of U.S. bonds.
Sign up to get started or log in to see your watchlist.
Enter a symbol above to add it to your watchlist.
A confirmation email has been sent to the address provided during registration. Please click on the appropriate link to confirm your email address.