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Zero Hedge
JPMorgan Capitulates, May Help Clients Trade Bitcoin Futures (For A Fee)a matter of ego - to be the biggest. J.P. Morgan is the second-biggest futures
Zero Hedge / Posted 16 hours ago
a matter of ego - to be the biggest. J.P. Morgan is the second-biggest futures broker in the U.S., second only to Goldman, CFTC data show. And as more and more Wall Street firms scramble to offer the retail public access to bitcoin, last week IB... Read more
21h
Zero Hedge
"Foundation For A Rebound?" - Gold Jumps Above Key Technical Level On Heavy Volumemeasured unwinding of positions on Comex from the year's highs reached in Septe
Zero Hedge / Posted 21 hours ago
measured unwinding of positions on Comex from the year's highs reached in September is a reflection of this. Latest CFTC data shows that gold net long positions have been tentatively rebuilding over the past couple of weeks; at 22.33moz,... Read more
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Swissinfo
Nestle Unions Say More Than 1,000 French Jobs May Be at Riskfor those on small salaries and people who are the second incomes in their hous
Swissinfo / Posted yesterday
for those on small salaries and people who are the second incomes in their households,” Loget, an official at France’s CFTC union, said in a phone interview. David Le Doussal, a union coordinator for Force Ouvriere, also said Nestle’s French... Read more
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US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC’s Division of Clearing and Risk Extends No-Action Relief for Shanghai Clearing HouseNovember 20, 2017 Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted yesterday
November 20, 2017 Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Clearing and Risk (DCR) today issued a no-action letter... Read more
1d
FOX Business
Oil eases as traders, investors grow edgy ahead of OPECand vice versa. Current high levels of speculative interest in oil may have al
FOX Business / Posted yesterday
and vice versa. Current high levels of speculative interest in oil may have also contributed to the move lower. CFTC data last week showed a record level of long positions in RBOB gasoline futures as well, for an overall heavy... Read more
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FOX Business
Oil eases as traders, investors grow edgy ahead of OPECfrom FOX Business Current high levels of speculative interest in oil may have
FOX Business / Posted yesterday
from FOX Business Current high levels of speculative interest in oil may have also contributed to the move lower. CFTC data last week showed a record level of long positions in RBOB gasoline futures as well, for an overall heavy... Read more
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US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC Division of Market Oversight Issues No-Action Relief from Certain Timing Requirements Regarding SEF Chief Compliance Officer Annual Compliance Reports and Fourth Quarter Financial ReportsNovember 20, 2017 Washington, DC — The Commodity...
2d
Zero Hedge
In Dramatic Rebound, Euro, DAX Recover All Losses; "Is Strong Government Overrated?" SocGen Asksyield spreads have reacted significantly yet. A break higher in EUR/USD may sti
Zero Hedge / Posted 2 days ago
yield spreads have reacted significantly yet. A break higher in EUR/USD may still require the large net long position in CFTC data to shrink, and the trend in relative yields to start moving back in the euro's favour. It might just be that a... Read more
2d
Channel NewsAsia
Asia stocks falter as weakness in China markets dim moodlow in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters of data released b
Channel NewsAsia / Posted 2 days ago
low in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters of data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday. Lower benchmark U.S. Treasury yields also restrained the dollar, as the yield curve continued to flatten.... Read more
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2d
Business Standard India
Asia stocks falter as weakness in China markets dim moodlow in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters of data released b
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
low in the latest week, according to calculations by Reuters of data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday. Lower benchmark U.S. Treasury yields also restrained the dollar, as the yield curve continued to flatten.... Read more
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EuroNews
Asian shares subdued after Wall Street retreats, euro slipsto a four-month low, according to calculations by Reuters of data released by t
EuroNews / Posted 2 days ago
to a four-month low, according to calculations by Reuters of data released by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) on Friday. [IMM/FX] Lower benchmark U.S. Treasury yields also restrained the dollar, as the yield curve continued to... Read more
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2d
Business Standard India
The day Wall Street collapsedFutures regulation, however, wasn’t fully formalised until the creation of the
Business Standard India / Posted 2 days ago
Futures regulation, however, wasn’t fully formalised until the creation of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in 1974. A portentous milestone was passed when the Chicago Board of Trade and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, or... Read more
4d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
Federal Court Sanctions Gerard Suite and STA Opus LLC for Commodity Pool Fraud and Frank Collins for Misappropriation of Customer Fundsand Civil Monetary Penalties Totaling More Than $4.5 Million Washington, DC –
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 4 days ago
and Civil Monetary Penalties Totaling More Than $4.5 Million Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) obtained $1,127,855 in restitution for defrauded pool participants and $3,383,565 in civil monetary penalties in a... Read more
5d
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix
Federal Court Orders Arizona Man And His Company Pay Over $2 Million In Restitution For Commodities FraudThe Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reported Monday that Judge Davi
KJZZ 91.5 Phoenix / Posted 5 days ago
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) reported Monday that Judge David G. Campbell of U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona entered a consent order against defendants Derek Springfield and his company, Draven, LLC, both of Mesa,... Read more
6d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC and Kansas State University Announce 2018 Agricultural Commodity Futures ConferenceNovember 15, 2017 Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 6 days ago
November 15, 2017 Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Center for Risk Management Education and Research at Kansas State... Read more
7d
Reuters
LSE Group lobbies for U.S support in Brexit clearing battlethis month to New York and Washington to meet officials at the U.S. Treasury, t
Reuters / Posted 7 days ago
this month to New York and Washington to meet officials at the U.S. Treasury, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), as well as financial lobbyists and bankers, during which Brexit was discussed extensively. “They’re not going to take... Read more
7d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
Remarks of Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo to the Singapore FinTech Festivalto kick off the Conference track on “RegTech” that is a critical subset of FinT
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 7 days ago
to kick off the Conference track on “RegTech” that is a critical subset of FinTech. I want to share some of the CFTC’s thinking on how to facilitate market-enhancing innovation and become a more digital, effective, and efficient... Read more
7d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
Remarks of CFTC Commissioner Rostin Behnam at the Georgetown Center for Financial Markets and Policy “The Dodd-Frank Inflection Point: Building on Derivatives Reform” November 1
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 7 days ago
“The Dodd-Frank Inflection Point: Building on Derivatives Reform” November 14, 2017 Good afternoon. And thank you for your warm welcome. It is... Read more
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7d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight Extends Time-Action Relief for Swap Execution Facilities from Certain Block Trade RequirementsNovember 14, 2017 CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight Extends Time-Limited No-
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 7 days ago
November 14, 2017 CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight Extends Time-Limited No-Action Relief for Swap Execution Facilities from Certain Block Trade Requirements Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of Market... Read more
7d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC Orders INTL FCStone Financial Inc. and FCStone Merchant Services LLC to Pay Penalty for Unlawful Exchange for Related Position TransactionsNovember 14, 2017 INTL FCStone Financial had inadequate supervisory systems an
7d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC Finds Statoil ASA Attempted to Manipulate the Argus Far East Index, a Propane Benchmark, to Benefit Statoil’s NYMEX-cleared Swaps PositionNovember 14, 2017 Norwegian Energy Company Ordered to Pay a $4 Million Civil M
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 7 days ago
November 14, 2017 Norwegian Energy Company Ordered to Pay a $4 Million Civil Monetary Penalty Washington,... Read more
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US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
Remarks of CFTC Chief of Staff Michael Gill to the Futures Industry Association Japan November 10, 2017 Introduction I am grateful to the Futures Industry Associ
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 7 days ago
November 10, 2017 Introduction I am grateful to the Futures Industry Association for the opportunity to speak to you here in Tokyo. I especially wish to... Read more
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8d
Zero Hedge
US Futures, Global Stocks Extend Decline After Disappointing Chinese Data, Dollar Slidesbroke out of a tight range to weaken as traders continue to weigh the chances o
Zero Hedge / Posted 8 days ago
broke out of a tight range to weaken as traders continue to weigh the chances of a meaningful tax overhaul. Data from the CFTC released on Monday showed the net short position in the Japanese yen to be the largest since January 2014 and in the... Read more
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8d
Business Insider Australia
Traders think the US dollar is going higherbuy the US dollar, as seen in the chart below. From ANZ Bank, using data from
Business Insider Australia / Posted 8 days ago
buy the US dollar, as seen in the chart below. From ANZ Bank, using data from the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), it shows net US dollar speculative positioning against the euro, yen, UK pound, Swiss Franc and commodity currencies... Read more
8d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
Federal Court Orders Arizona Resident Derek Springfield and His Company, Draven, LLC, to Pay over $ 2.2 Million in Restitution and a Penalty in CFTC Anti-Fraud ActionArizona Resident Derek Springfield and His Company, Draven, LLC, to Pay over $
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 8 days ago
Arizona Resident Derek Springfield and His Company, Draven, LLC, to Pay over $ 2.2 Million in Restitution and a Penalty in CFTC Anti-Fraud Action Washington, DC - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that Judge David G.... Read more
8d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
Remarks of CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo to the ISDA Regulators and Industry Forum, Singapore “Optimizing Swaps Trading and Clearing for Our Economic Aspirations” Novembe
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 8 days ago
“Optimizing Swaps Trading and Clearing for Our Economic Aspirations” November 13, 2017 Introduction Good morning. It’s great to be here with... Read more
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11d
express
EU plots Brexit hit on US: Brussels plans to RAID financial markets in divorce shakeproposal would allow the ECB to impose further regulations on the same US compa
express / Posted 11 days ago
proposal would allow the ECB to impose further regulations on the same US companies, without informing or consulting the CFTC. “An EU regulation that overlaps and does not co-ordinate would be disruptive, costly and damaging to the US economy... Read more
13d
Zero Hedge
Cable Concerns Mount As Brexit Negotiations Begin Againrole in trading sterling this year. March saw short positions reach the most e
Zero Hedge / Posted 13 days ago
role in trading sterling this year. March saw short positions reach the most extreme level in history, according to CFTC data. That was the catalyst for the Bloomberg Pound Index to rally by 6% in less than two months. September then saw... Read more
14d
Zero Hedge
Banks Warn London Facing Brexit "Point Of No Return"a three-day fact-finding mission, where she met US Treasury officials, as well
Zero Hedge / Posted 14 days ago
a three-day fact-finding mission, where she met US Treasury officials, as well as Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman Chris Giancarlo, and representatives from the International Swaps and Derivatives Association (ISDA).... Read more
15d
Canberra Times
Hedge funds flee gold as equities hit record highsgold and silver – continues to fall. Hedge funds reduced their net long positi
Canberra Times / Posted 15 days ago
gold and silver – continues to fall. Hedge funds reduced their net long position in gold by 6508 contracts to 166,535 the CFTC said, the smallest since early August. Photo: Phil Carrick Hedge funds reduced their net long position in gold by 6508... Read more
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The Age
Hedge funds flee gold as equities hit record highsgold and silver - continues to fall. Hedge funds reduced their net long positi
The Age / Posted 15 days ago
gold and silver - continues to fall. Hedge funds reduced their net long position in gold to 6,508 contracts to 166,535 the CFTC said, the smallest since early August. Photo: Phil Carrick Hedge funds reduced their net long position in gold to 6,508... Read more
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Sydney Morning Herald
Hedge funds flee gold as equities hit record highsgold and silver - continues to fall. Hedge funds reduced their net long positi
Sydney Morning Herald / Posted 15 days ago
gold and silver - continues to fall. Hedge funds reduced their net long position in gold to 6,508 contracts to 166,535 the CFTC said, the smallest since early August. Photo: Phil Carrick Hedge funds reduced their net long position in gold to 6,508... Read more
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15d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC Orders Cargill, Inc. to Pay a $10 Mln Penalty for Providing Inaccurate Mid-Market Marks on Swaps, Which Concealed Cargill’s Full Mark-up, in Violation of Swap Dealer Business Conduct & Reporting Requirements, & for Supervision FailuresNovember 6, 2017 CFTC Orders Cargill, Inc. to Pay a $10 Million Civil Monetary
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 15 days ago
November 6, 2017 CFTC Orders Cargill, Inc. to Pay a $10 Million Civil Monetary Penalty for Providing Inaccurate Mid-Market Marks on Swaps, Which Concealed Cargill’s Full Mark-up, in Violation of Swap Dealer Business Conduct and Reporting... Read more
15d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
Opinion/Commentary of Chairman J. Christopher Giancarloenable the ECB to impose additional regulations on those same U.S. businesses—a
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 15 days ago
enable the ECB to impose additional regulations on those same U.S. businesses—again without informing or consulting the CFTC. Such overlapping and uncoordinated regulation by the EU would be disruptive, expensive and detrimental to the U.S.... Read more
15d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC Commissioner Quintenz Names Margo Bailey Special CounselNovember 6, 2017 Washington, DC — Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 15 days ago
November 6, 2017 Washington, DC — Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Commissioner Brian Quintenz announced today that Margo Bailey will serve as his Special Counsel. Prior to... Read more
16d
Reuters
Caution sets in after dollar's best weekly rise in 2017four months with outstanding dollar shorts now at $3 billion compared to $18 bi
Reuters / Posted 16 days ago
four months with outstanding dollar shorts now at $3 billion compared to $18 billion at end-September, according to latest CFTC data. Bond markets were, however, warning that the U.S. economy may be in the midst of a late cycle rally despite... Read more
16d
Zero Hedge
"A Classic Head Fake": Why One Trader Is Using The Saudi Turmoil To Sell CrudeMeanwhile, positions are at an extreme, with "long positions are the most stret
Zero Hedge / Posted 16 days ago
Meanwhile, positions are at an extreme, with "long positions are the most stretched since March according to Friday’s CFTC data" while "Less talked about news from the weekend was Mexico announcing the largest onshore oil discovery in 15... Read more
16d
Reuters
Dollar pauses after biggest weekly rise of 2017four months with outstanding dollar shorts now at $3 billion compared to $18 bi
Reuters / Posted 16 days ago
four months with outstanding dollar shorts now at $3 billion compared to $18 billion at end-September, according to latest CFTC data. Although U.S. wage growth data disappointed, analysts remain optimistic that wages will pick up, and there was... Read more
16d
Business Insider Australia
Traders are backing the US dollar to rally further from heretraders are long the US dollar. According to ANZ, citing data released by the
Business Insider Australia / Posted 16 days ago
traders are long the US dollar. According to ANZ, citing data released by the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), net speculative long positioning stood at $US5 billion last week, a stark turnaround from the $US1 billion short... Read more
18d
Gulf News
Bitcoin ETFs loom as derivatives pave way for big investorsOTC trading at Cumberland Mining, the cryptocurrency division of DRW Holdings L
Gulf News / Posted 18 days ago
OTC trading at Cumberland Mining, the cryptocurrency division of DRW Holdings LLC, said in an emailed statement.LedgerX won CFTC approval to offer swaps and options on bitcoin and began trading earlier this month. Volumes have been light so far.... Read more
19d
Zero Hedge
Coinbase Adds A Record 100,000 Bitcoin Traders In One Daywill likely raise some eyebrows, not least because as Bloomberg reports, Coinba
Zero Hedge / Posted 19 days ago
will likely raise some eyebrows, not least because as Bloomberg reports, Coinbase’s GDAX platform drew scrutiny from the CFTC last month over the June 21 flash crash that erased most of the value of ether, the second-largest cryptocurrency, in a... Read more
19d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC Orders Morgan Stanley and Co. Incorporated to Pay $350,000 Penalty for Omitting Futures and Options Data from Part 17 Large Trader ReportsNovember 2, 2017 Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 19 days ago
November 2, 2017 Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today issued an Order... Read more
19d
Reuters
Morgan Stanley ordered to pay $350,000 penalty for data reporting flawsis pictured on the company's world headquarters in New York, New York January 2
Reuters / Posted 19 days ago
is pictured on the company's world headquarters in New York, New York January 20, 2015. REUTERS/Mike Segar/File Photo The CFTC said Morgan Stanley omitted the mandatory futures and options data from its reports over a 10-year period from 2007 to... Read more
20d
Business Insider
Bitcoin futures remind one expert of the risky products that caused the financial crisisthe right thing initially, and they resisted pressures from the industry around
Business Insider / Posted 20 days ago
the right thing initially, and they resisted pressures from the industry around the ETF, which will be a bonanza. If the CFTC approve the futures, the proponents of the ETF will come back to the SEC and say they have precedent. They’ll argue that... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Bitcoin futures remind one expert of the risky products that caused the financial crisisthe right thing initially, and they resisted pressures from the industry around
Stamford Advocate / Posted 20 days ago
the right thing initially, and they resisted pressures from the industry around the ETF, which will be a bonanza. If the CFTC approve the futures, the proponents of the ETF will come back to the SEC and say they have precedent. They’ll argue that... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Bitcoin futures remind one expert of the risky products that caused the financial crisisthe right thing initially, and they resisted pressures from the industry around
Connecticut Post / Posted 20 days ago
the right thing initially, and they resisted pressures from the industry around the ETF, which will be a bonanza. If the CFTC approve the futures, the proponents of the ETF will come back to the SEC and say they have precedent. They’ll argue that... Read more
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21d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC Grants Amended Order to Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Inc. Permitting Commingling of Funds in Connection with Futures and Foreign Futures Contracts Listed on the Dubai Mercantile Exchange LimitedOctober 31, 2017 Washington, DC — The Commodity...
21d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight Extends No-Action Relief from the Execution Requirement for Swaps in Certain Types of Package Transactionsswap components subject to the trade execution requirement are not required to
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 21 days ago
swap components subject to the trade execution requirement are not required to be executed on a SEF or DCM. Relief from CFTC Regulation § 37.9 and CEA section 5(d)(9), which permits a SEF or DCM to offer any method of execution for the swap... Read more
21d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC’s Division of Market Oversight Extends No-Action Relief from Certain Audit Trail Requirements Related to Post-execution Allocation InformationOctober 31, 2017 Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 21 days ago
October 31, 2017 Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC) Division of... Read more
22d
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission
CFTC Commissioner Behnam Named Sponsor of the Market Risk Advisory CommitteeOctober 30, 2017 Agency Also Announce Temporary Sponsors for Remaining Commi
US Commodities Futures Trading Commission / Posted 22 days ago
October 30, 2017 Agency Also Announce Temporary Sponsors for Remaining Committees Washington, DC — The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that... Read more
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