Experts discuss need for commodity speculation

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Commodity market players at an event in Washington, DC yesterday repeatedly voiced concerns about unintended consequences arising from mandated position limits for contracts in commodities such as energy and metals.

The event was held by commodity market participants to examine the implications both for the over-the counter and the exchange-traded markets of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act as it stands, four months before the ruelmaking deadline set by Congress last