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June Newsletter

Feature Article – Open Outcry Goes Dark
Our feature article this month, “Open Outcry Goes Dark” discusses the CME Group’s decision to close down open outcry. The article explores the implications of this important decision, presents a historical perspective and helps readers understand why participants will continue to have the ability to utilize forward price discovery and risk transfer functions of the CME Group.

May Margin Watch Summaries
Recent heavy rainfall across the Eastern Midwest and key quarterly reports from the USDA have led to significant market movements and changing forward margin profiles. The latest installments of our Margin Watch reports discuss how the weather and government reports such as the Quarterly Hogs and Pigs, Grain Stocks and revised Planting Acreage have affected the margins for hog, dairy, cattle and crop producers.