Dodd-Frank raises stakes in CFTC's push for energy position limits


Public anger at Wall Street has been at fever pitch since the financial crisis, but the perceived role of dealers and speculators in driving up energy prices remains a particularly annoying issue for many Americans. So much so that debate over a relatively arcane and technical issue – whether regulators should impose position limits on energy futures markets – has drawn a cascade of passionate comments from members of the public.

Take Terry Roe, owner of a small poultry farm in Arkansas. He wrot

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