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CHART VIEW – Interest Rates

By: Jeff Gilfillan


Interest rate futures are trading in the middle of the February 2018 range as of this writing following the CPI report on 03/13/18. Post CPI report high was 144’15 which fell just below the beginning of March’s high at 144’20.


The bounce from late February lows in the futures has been supported by an impressive base built immediately following the volatility heavy days from Feb 2-7th. Upside target levels are 145, 146 them 148 level in June 30 year bond futures. Long term support levels are 142’20 and 141’10.


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TOPIX futures (Bloomberg: TPYA <Index>) are now available to trade on CME Globex, representing the first major listing of yen-denominated TOPIX futures outside of Japan.
The launch of TOPIX futures offers you another tool to help manage your Japanese index exposure, and the availability of Basis Trade at Index Close (BTIC) functionality provides you greater efficiency and flexibility.

CHART VIEW – E-mini S&P 500 Futures

By Jeff Gilfillan


The systematic selloff in the ES that started 2 weeks ago is a healthy reminder that a strong bull market is not sustainable without tests or corrections. While an official correction by definition in the ES on a closing basis has not occurred yet, the intraday move was over 10% from high to low.

Cboe: When VIX and the S&P 500 Rise Together

By: Russell Rhoads, Director, Product Enhancement, Global Derivatives.


Even casual VIX observers know that VIX is supposed to drop when the S&P 500 moves higher.  Especially when the S&P 500 is making all-time highs.  However, for the first month of 2018, VIX has risen in line with the S&P 500 which has many market participants asking why.  The chart below shows the daily closing prices for the S&P 500 and VIX for January.  The common uptrend for both is fairly obvious.


The Market Corner: The Month in Review "It’s the market Baby!"

By Filippo Lecchini

It’s the market Baby!

February brought the return of volatility that many have been predicting for quite some time. Too early to say if this is a correction or an isolated episode. And truth be told the market already shed over 8% from all-time high, which is not “officially” a correction, “at least 10%”, but is pretty close.

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