The past five years have seen unprecedented levels of misconduct in the US energy markets, according to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, which regulates the sector.
Legislation aimed at preventing price manipulation and excessive speculation in energy markets has been introduced to the US Senate, writes David Watkins
Twenty-nine new exchange-traded funds (ETFs) tracking the forward prices of a variety of commodities and commodity baskets are due to list on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) in the next four weeks.
Legislation aimed at preventing price manipulation and excessive speculation in energy markets has been introduced to the US Senate
Despite the environmental, political and infrastructure challenges faced by US coal, some believe high-sulphur grades could soon be back in fashion. David Watkins investigates
The fallout from the US sub-prime mortgage meltdown is complicating seasonal uncertainties for energy markets. David Watkins reports
German-based ETF specialist Indexchange Investment has launched the Dow Jones AIG Commodity Swap ETF on the XTF segment on Deutsche Börse’s Xetra.
The Chicago-based US Futures Exchange (USFE) will offer weekly binary options, each with nine or more strikes, to let investors take positions on the performance of five assets - crude oil, gasoline, gold, silver and the euro. The contracts are valued...
The Bush administration has asked the US House of Representatives to approve a proposed transaction fee on futures and options contracts.
ETF Securities (ETFS) has launched six new oil Exchange Traded Commodities (ETCs) on the London Stock Exchange (LSE), offering direct exposure to one, two and three-year oil futures prices in Brent and WTI oil benchmarks.
US futures market regulator alleges that the defunct hedge fund sought to influence the settlement price of Nymex natural gas futures by selling heavily during the closing range. David Watkins reports
The Bush Administration has requested that the House of Representatives approve a proposed transaction fee on futures and options contracts.
Within the next two weeks The London Stock Exchange (LSE) is expected to list the first exchange-traded funds (ETFs) exposed to parts of the oil futures curve.
Senator Carl Levin, who chairs the US Senate's permanent subcommittee on investigations, has said that he will soon introduce legislation that will increase regulatory scrutiny of the over-the-counter (OTC) markets.
In the next two to three weeks, the London Stock Exchange (LSE) is expected to list the first exchange-traded funds (ETFs) exposed to parts of the oil futures curve.
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has charged failed hedge fund Amaranth Advisors and its former head trader, Brian Hunter, with trying to manipulate natural gas futures prices.
The Amaranth saga continues as the US Commodities and Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced today it is filing a civil enforcement action against the hedge fund and its former head energy trader, Brian Hunter.