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CFTC releases report on sharp price movements in the commodity futures markets

By R. Jason Howard, J.D. After analyzing 2.2 billion transactions from 16 of the most actively traded futures contracts in all major market sectors from 2012 through 2017, the CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight (DMO) reported sharp, intraday price movements in … Continue reading

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CFTC Sunshine Act meeting clouded by commissioner dissent

By Brad Rosen, J.D.The first open meeting of the CFTC under the chairmanship of J. Christopher Giancarlo, and as attended by Commissioners Brian Quintenz and Rostin Behnam, revealed fissures and discord among Commission members. While three proposed rules were approved … Continue reading

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CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development

CFTC No Action from Including International Swaps for Global Development May 16, 2018 CFTC Reduces Marketplace Barriers for Global Development Initiatives Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight (DSIO) today granted relief to non-US … Continue reading

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Commissioner Quintenz warns “grim” budget situation threatens CFTC functioning, may cause staff cuts

By Lene Powell, J.D. CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz warned that if the CFTC does not get a funding increase for FY 2019, the agency may be forced to cut staff and may have trouble meeting its core market surveillance and … Continue reading

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CFTC Staff Issues Interpretive Guidance Regarding Exemption from Aggregation

  On May 2, 2018, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (“CFTC“) Division of Market Oversight issued a CFTC staff letter with interpretive guidance regarding CFTC Regulation 150.4(b)(1), an exemption from position aggregation requirements for certain commodity pool investors. According to … Continue reading

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