CME Group Featured Commodity Market News Reports

CME Group compiled commodity news reports and global headlines. 

This futures market newsfeed includes prominant global commodity stories, as well as CME Group commodity research and studies.

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  1. In the one-and-a-half months after the U.S. elections on November 8, gold prices plunged 12% on the assumption that the incoming president’s fiscal stimulus would boost the economy and lead to higher interest rates.  However, with the Trump agenda running into numerous roadblocks since then, the yellow metal has rebounded, recouping nearly all its post-election losses.  Gold options, meanwhile, have perked up from their recent lows, but with implied volatility at less than 14% they remain historically inexpensive (Figure 1).  A podcast on this topic can be found here.

  2. Off The Charts! examines the pertinent economic issues of the day, providing a deeper dive into complex topics and framing the issues in a way that can lead to a better understanding of the financial and commodities markets.

  3. The two rounds of voting in the French elections fall on Sundays, while the U.S. budget debate that begins on a Friday will likely be settled on Sunday.

  4. Off The Charts! examines the pertinent economic issues of the day, providing a deeper dive into complex topics and framing the issues in a way that can lead to a better understanding of the financial and commodities markets.

  5. In just over a year, from mid-January 2016 to mid-February 2017, COMEX high grade copper prices soared 45%, erasing about one third of the 58% slump from the peak set in 2011 (Figure 1).  Much of the rebound came after October 2016 and appeared to be supported by three factors.

    1. China’s economic growth rate stabilized, and even improved slightly.
    2. The election of Donald Trump as President, and the promise of fiscal stimulus.
    3. A strike at the Escondida mine in Chile which produces 5% of the world’s copper

    Copper prices have been falling in recent weeks as each of the rallying points lose steam.  First, the Escondida strike ended on Friday, March 24.  Secondly, the Trump agenda is running into trouble in Congress.  Thirdly, it’s not clear if China will be able to boost or even maintain its growth rate.

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