Beginning in spring 2019, more than 20 Democratic hopefuls declared their candidacies to become the next U.S. president (POTUS). After the Super Tuesday primaries on March 3, 2020, only two candidates remained: ex-Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders. The election of Biden or Sanders would mean something very different to futures market participants.
It is already evident that 2020 will go down in history as a challenging year in the world of finance. In addition to the scheduled U.S. general election, the novel coronavirus (COVD-19) pandemic has brought unprecedented volatility to the global capital markets. Given this unique set of fundamentals, extraordinary futures trading risks and opportunities are abundant… Read more.
As 2019 drew to a close, futures market participants began looking ahead to the busy calendar of 2020. A conclusion to impeachment proceedings against Donald J. Trump, a resolution to the U.S./China trade war, and a hotly contested presidential primary season highlighted early 2020’s docket. These three issues were perceived to be game changers, but… Read more.
Since its inception circa 1957, the Standard and Poor’s 500 (S&P 500) has measured the performance of America’s largest companies. During times of boom and bust, investors from around the globe have looked to the S&P 500 for clues on the state of American prosperity.