The Russell 2000 (RUT) is a publicly traded equities index that is composed of a diverse cross-section of U.S. small-cap companies. Featuring listings from sectors such as healthcare, technology, and consumer discretionary, the RUT’s performance hinges on the values of growth-oriented stocks. Although the Russell 2000 is not as well known as the Dow Jones… Read more.
The Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) offers a variety of agricultural futures contracts for public trade. From grains to livestock, hedgers and speculators alike have access to a diverse array of alternatives. Two of its premier offerings are live and feeder cattle futures. Let’s take a look at three key drivers of cattle futures prices. 1.… Read more.