Five Reasons Event Risk to Take Center Stage in 2018

Looking ahead

BLUFORD PUTNAM, CME GROUP

The year 2017 saw the juxtaposition of heightened policy uncertainty with relatively complacent markets and low volatility, especially in equities. Much of the policy uncertainty may find some answers in 2018. It is decision time for NAFTA and Brexit. Elections will be in the spotlight, too. Italy in March, Mexico in July, Brazil in October, and November 2018 will see a ferociously contested US election for the entire House of Representatives and one-third of the Senate. At the Federal Reserve...

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