Widespread unease over planned position limits rules

Reservations remain among firms involved in commodity trading about a new position limits regime that could be implemented under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform Act, while support continues from anti-speculation campaigners


Interested parties have had since January to comment on the proposal and thousands of submissions have been filed by energy and commodity companies as well as private citizens.

The plan to impose position limits on 28 physical commodity derivatives has been one of the most controversial proposals made by the CFTC as part of derivatives market reforms.

Much of the discussion around Dodd-Frank regulation has been about the lack of time and resources firms have to study and comment on proposed rule

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