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Democrats join Dodd-Frank position limits policy-making

Democrats join Dodd-Frank position limits policy-making Last week, Democrats in the House and Senate introduced matching bills entitled "Anti-Excessive Speculation Act of 2011." H.R. 3006 and S. 1598 seek to override the position limits rule currently being drafted by the … Continue reading

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Dodd-Frank position limits delayed again

Dodd-Frank position limits delayed again The CFTC has postponed another meeting, pushing back a final vote on position limits until October 18th. The Commission was scheduled to meet on September 22nd, and then again on October 4th, to finalize a … Continue reading

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Federal Legislation Would Curb Excessive Energy Derivatives Position Limits and Define Excessive Speculation

Concerned with proposed CFTC regulations on energy derivatives position limits, Senator Bill Nelson (D-FL) has introduced legislation under which no single investor could hold more than 5 percent of the oil futures market thereby greatly reducing speculators ability to manipulate … Continue reading

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CFTC relaxes provisions of position limits rule

CFTC relaxes provisions of position limits rule The final draft of the CFTC's position limits rule contains key changes relaxing some provisions most hated by large institutions, according to a report by Reuters. However, the Commission has not yielded ground … Continue reading

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Partisan infighting plaugues position limits at CFTC

Partisan infighting plaugues position limits at CFTC According to Reuters, the position limit debate at the CFTC has become so rancorous that two whistleblowers have filed complaints with the agency's Inspector General. The Commission was required by the Dodd-Frank Act … Continue reading

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