Inside Advantage Winter 2018

The Advantage Futures quarterly magazine provides informative articles on top industry news and developments, as well as Advantage Futures updates, seminar recaps, and upcoming events. View the latest issues by clicking the related links below, and receive your own copy by signing up for Advantage News.

What’s Next for LIBOR and Eurodollar Futures?

CME Group is closely engaged with several financial industry efforts to examine LIBOR’s long-established role as one of the world’s most important interest rate benchmarks.  This includes participation on the Alternative Reference Rate Committee (ARRC), which was convened by the Federal Reserve in late 2014

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Weather, Crops and Trade: Instability on the Rise

Special Report by Blu Putnam, Chief Economist, CME Group El Niño is long gone; La Niña never made an appearance; and a very weak new El Niño is now struggling to gain traction. In the meantime, renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) is a priority

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Q & A with John Lothian

Advantage (Adv): Please briefly describe your background and how you entered the futures industry. John Lothian (JL): I started as a 17 year-old driving a soybean pit trader and broker from Wisconsin to Chicago every day in the summer. Tom Cashman has been a mentor

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As the U.S. Monetary Policy Debate Heats Up, It’s Not Just The Fed Funds Rate In Play…

By Christopher Rodriguez and Geoffrey Sharp, Eris Exchange The last 30 years of monetary policy have been dominated by control of short rates. But with an unprecedented buildup of central bank balance sheets since the global financial crisis, central banks now have another lever and their

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