Futures commission merchant (fcm)
With March 11 receding from view, all eyes have turned to the second stage of the US clearing roll-out. No-one knows precisely how many derivatives users will be caught this time, but estimates go as high...
Some client trades have not been cleared within 60 seconds
Given a minute to accept or reject trades for clearing, FCMs warn they will err on the side of caution
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