CME Group Titleholders - Round One

The CME Group, which holds a dominant position facilitating US futures trading in everything from interest rates to energy, recently increased its transaction fees for the first time in 4 years. The CME Group says the fee increases are necessary to fund additional resources and technology driven by electronic trading growth, but some claim the company… Keep reading →

Long-term shifts in electric sector demand from coal to natural gas are under way and will drive gas prices higher than expected this year and to $4 per million Btu in 2013, says a veteran analyst.

Record gas use by electric utilities, combined with production cuts from drillers stung by recent low prices, have combined to start an upward pricing trend, says Teri Viswanath of BNP Paribas Commodity Markets Strategy Group, in a May 11 market commentary. Keep reading →