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Off the Charts!

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CME Group Chief Economist Blu Putnam's series Off The Charts! examines the pertinent economic issues of the day in the United States and across the globe. The podcast series provides a deeper dive into complex topics and frames the issues in a way that can lead to a better understanding of the financial and commodities markets.

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CME Group Chief Economist Blu Putnam's series Off The Charts! examines the pertinent economic issues of the day in the United States and across the globe. The podcast series provides a deeper dive into complex topics and frames the issues in a way that can lead to a better understanding of the financial and commodities markets.

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Off the Charts!

Updated 19 days ago

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CME Group Chief Economist Blu Putnam's series Off The Charts! examines the pertinent economic issues of the day in the United States and across the globe. The podcast series provides a deeper dive into complex topics and frames the issues in a way that can lead to a better understanding of the financial and commodities markets.

Rank #1: The Differing Nature of Event Risk

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The Brexit vote in Britain and the presidential election in the United States offer a glimpse into the differing nature of event risk that drives markets.

Aug 02 2017
11 mins
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Rank #2: Quantitative Easing: The Way Out for Central Banks

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How will central banks' unwinding of quantitative easing, starting with the Federal Reserve, impact financial markets in the U.S., Europe and Japan.

Sep 19 2017
9 mins
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Rank #3: Bitcoin: Supply Growth, Mining Difficulty and Prospects in 2018

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Bitcoin supply is likely to grow by less than 5% in 2018 as the cryptocurrency edges closer to its production cap and as mining difficulty rises sharply.

Jan 03 2018
28 mins
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Rank #4: Agriculture: El Niño, La Niña and Trade Policies

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The weather outlook seems benign for crops like corn and soybeans in the Americas this year but shifts in U.S. trade policies could fuel market volatility.

Mar 03 2017
7 mins
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Rank #5: Li Keqiang Index: China's Alternative Growth Barometer

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An index named for China's prime minister seems to provide better insight into its growth than official GDP. What's in store for the world's No. 2 economy.

Apr 09 2018
18 mins
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Rank #6: Phase Transitions and the Rise in Market Volatility

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From growing U.S. budget deficits to potential trade wars and the end of quantitative easing, several "phase transitions" could fire up market volatility.

Apr 02 2018
12 mins
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Rank #7: Managing Risks and Challenges in Picking Stocks

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Among asset managers, many are benchmarked to major equity indexes. Here are four reasons why it can be difficult to consistently outperform these indexes.

Apr 10 2017
8 mins
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Rank #8: What Will a Post-Yellen Fed Look Like in 2018?

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Janet Yellen's tenure as Fed Chair comes to a close next year, providing the Trump administration the opportunity to leave its imprint on the central bank.

Mar 20 2017
8 mins
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Rank #9: Copper: Will Fed Rate Hikes Temper Rally?

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Copper's blistering rally coincides with the Fed gearing up for multiple rate hikes in 2017. Will higher borrowing costs impact the red metal's performance?

Mar 13 2017
16 mins
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Rank #10: Will European Elections Strengthen Unity or Deepen Divide?

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Elections in the Netherlands, France and Germany on the heels of the surprise 'Brexit' vote could either strengthen European unity or deepen the divide.

Feb 17 2017
18 mins
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Rank #11: global-trade-disputes-take-center-stage-in-2018

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From U.S. import tariffs on steel and aluminum to the uncertain future of NAFTA and tough Brexit negotiations, trade issues are taking center stage in 2018.

Mar 16 2018
10 mins
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Rank #12: Can Yield Curve Foretell a Coming Recession

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The bond yield curve in relation to short-term rates is often a reliable indicator of a recession, and at the moment it is flashing the all-clear sign.

Mar 29 2017
19 mins
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Rank #13: Gold: About to Break Out of Lull in Volatility?

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The lack of volatility in gold has seen options prices slump, but is the market about to change course as Congress weighs in on major Trump initiatives?

Apr 04 2017
15 mins
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Rank #14: The Conundrum of Slow Growth and Tight Labor Market

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The U.S. economy is a conundrum as it grows moderately at around 2% a year even as the unemployment rate has tumbled to the lowest in 16 years.

Jun 28 2017
18 mins
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Rank #15: French Election: Outcome Could Impact Euro, EU

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The French go to the polls on May 7 to elect a president, and the outcome could determine the future of the EU, impact the euro and affect Brexit talks.

May 01 2017
14 mins
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Rank #16: Efficient U.S. shale producers a challenge for OPEC

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Can OPEC's latest output cuts keep oil prices afloat? Cost-efficient shale producers in the United States will play a big role in the market's direction.

Feb 13 2017
7 mins
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Rank #17: Fed Sets Out To Shrink Balance Sheet by Half

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The Federal Reserve's approach to reducing its massive balance sheet is to proceed very slowly so it does not disrupt markets, especially home mortgages.

Jun 20 2017
10 mins
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Rank #18: Could Fed Rate Hikes Trigger Flight to Quality?

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As interest rates in the United States go higher over the next two years, will it trigger a flight to quality into bonds on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean?

Jul 13 2017
17 mins
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Rank #19: China: Does Yield Curve Portend a Recession?

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Is China heading toward a recession? It's nascent yield curve is pointing to a possible major slowdown in the world's second-largest economy in mid-2018.

Aug 10 2017
7 mins
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Rank #20: Volatility is Lethargic Even as Uncertainty Abounds

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Uncertainty and volatility are different risk management concepts. More uncertainty does not necessarily mean more volatile markets, as in the U.S.

Jul 18 2017
12 mins
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