Industry groups sceptical of justification for new position limits rule, after suing to block previous version
The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission is gearing up for another big fight over position limits, after its original rule was rejected by a federal court. The agency’s latest proposal, released in...
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CFTC will soon unveil revised rule on commodity position limits after a court rejected its previous effort, says O'Malia
Isda turns up the volume in controversial debate over commodity speculation and position limits
In spite of attempts to impose commodity position limits in Europe and the US, a fierce battle continues to rage over whether speculation in oil is responsible for high prices and volatility. David Wigan reviews some of the arguments
In recent years, speculation in oil markets has been associated with price falls more than price rises, but speculative activity is transforming the oil market into an asset play subject to new macroeconomic influences, says Leo Drollas, chief economist...
On Tuesday, US President Barack Obama launched a new initiative aimed at curbing speculation in energy markets, arguing that it would help ease the pain of high gasoline prices. He urged Congress to give the US Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)...
CFTC and Goldman Sachs executives discuss role of speculators in commodities markets during times of volatility
Futures and Options Association report refutes negative impact of speculators on commodities markets
In response to industry fears of a collateral crunch, regulators have revised the proposed rules on margining for uncleared over-the-counter (OTC) derivatives.You can find out more by downloading this white paper here.
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