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Friday / Sep 21, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP063: University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong Part One

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This week on CFTC Talks, we have on University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong for a two-part interview. On part one, we discuss his (with several co-authors) recent papers on blockchain, cryptos and smart contracts: “Tokenomics: Dynamic Adoption and Valuation” and “Blockchain Disruption and Smart Contracts.” We discuss how blockchains and smart contracts may be…

Friday / Sep 14, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP062: Natixis Chief Economist Joe LaVorgna

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This week on CFTC Talks, we have on Natixis chief economist Joe LaVorgna. We discuss the latest US unemployment data and how this impacts monetary policy in the United States. How far will the FOMC raise rates in 2018 and 2019? What are the key factors to watch going forward? Is there a recession on…

Wednesday / Sep 12, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP061: FlashCast CFTC Chris Goodenow

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On Wednesday, we’re doing a CFTC Talks FlashCast, a shorter podcast on a single subject.  And we bring on CFTC Market Intelligence Branch’s Chris Goodenow to discuss his research entitled, “Impact of U.S. Tight Oil on NYMEX WTI Futures.”  The MIB team conducted research on activity in the New York Mercantile Exchange (“NYMEX”) Light Sweet…

Friday / Sep 07, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP060: JPMorgan Sandie O’Connor

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This week on CFTC Talks, we dive into the key interest rate market issue of Libor and SOFR with $200 trillion in contracts impacted.  Will SOFR replace Libor?  What are the key differences in the two rates?  Is there a date in the future the transition will happen?  All these questions answered and more!

Friday / Aug 31, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP059 Beacon Platform Mark Higgins

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This week on CFTC Talks, we return to the structural issues of the financial markets and have a discussion with Beacon Platform, Inc.’s COO Mark Higgins.  The evolution of fintech, algorithmic trading and artificial intelligence all covered.

Friday / Aug 24, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP058: Craig Phillips, US Department of the Treasury

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This week on CFTC Talks, we talk with Counselor to the Secretary of the US Department of Treasury Craig Phillips about the Treasury’s latest research report on regulatory reform, “Nonbank financials, Fintech, and Innovation.”  We discuss technological advances in financial services, digitization of finance and the economy, and how there are significant opportunities to accelerate…

Friday / Aug 17, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP057: Kathy Jones Schwab Fixed Income Strategist

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This week on CFTC Talks, we talk with Charles Schwab Fixed Income Strategist Kathy Jones.  We cover the top three drivers for US interest rates:  Federal Reserve policy, inflation expectations and the global economy.

Wednesday / Aug 15, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP056: CFTC DAVE AMATO FLASHCAST

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This week on CFTC Talks Flashcast, we bring on CFTC’s Dave Amato to discuss the Market Intelligence Branch’s research entitled, “Agriculture Block Trade Analysis.”  We discuss what block trades are, why they have been added to agricultural futures trading and what impact they are having on the markets. 

Wednesday / Aug 08, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP055: CFTC John Coughlan

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This week on CFTC Talks, we do our 1st FlashCast with Market Intelligence Branch’s John Coughlan.  ICYMI, FlashCasts are short, single subject podcasts.  On this one, we cover MIB’s research piece, “Sharp Price Movements in Commodity Futures Markets.”  The research covers 16 major contracts and looked at 2.2 billion transactions to understand events driving price movements.

Friday / Aug 03, 2018 /

CFTC Talks EP054: Robert Shiller, Yale University

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This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with Nobel Prize winner Robert Shiller from Yale University.  We discuss his upcoming book based on his 2017 paper, “Narrative Economics” or the stories that drive market movements.  Great Depression, Great Recession and Bitcoin all discussed.