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  • Chicago Lakefront May 31, 2014
    July Chicago Futures Event
    National Introducing Brokers Association and the Arditti Center for Risk Management PresentJoint NIBA / DePaul University Futures EventThe event includes discussions by two panels of experts discussing various topics of the futures industry...
  • Binary Options
    Binary options in the U.S.: Not quite ready for prime time
    In our quest to understandtrading options for income, the topic of this article covers a relatively new option product called binary options.The basic definition of a binary option is simple: you are betting on whether an asset will be higher or...
  • Sen Chris Dodd and Rep Barney Frank July 21, 2010, Washington D.C.
    Commodity futures position limits: how will proposed changes affect markets?
    Global Association of Risk Professionals (GARP) Presents:Commodity Futures Position Limits: How Will Proposed Changes Affect Markets?While changes to commodity futures position limits taking place as part of Dodd-Frank have not been finalized, a...
  • PFGBest
    Best to Worst
    In a press release today, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced that it filed a complaint in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against Peregrine Financial Group Inc. (PFG Best), a...
  • Obama announces new measures to stop oil speculation
    Obama announces new steps to stop oil speculation
    President Obama announced some new steps today to stop or at least slow down speculation in oil and gas futures that could be responsible for up to 30% of the price of a gallon of gasoline according to testimony the Chairman of Exxon Mobile gave...
  • Jon Corzine
    The CME and MF Global Holdings: Who can we trust?
    Chicago’s CME Group has been making headlines on multiple fronts during the past couple of months – pushing the State of Illinois for a sizable tax break package to keep them from moving to a different state with more business-friendly...
  • Regulators vote to hold brokerages accountable after MF Global theft
    Regulators vote to hold brokerages accountable after MF Global theft
    Regulators for the CFTC on December 5th voted to pass a rule that would create stricter limits on brokerage firms after the fallout from the MF Global theft of customer accounts.The new ruling comes after former Goldman Sachs and Jon Corzine...
  • The CFTC looks to fight commodity manipulation with new position limit regs
    The CFTC looks to fight commodity manipulation with new position limit regs
    The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) which regulates the futures markets in the United States, is implementing a new trading regulation by limiting position amounts under the Dodd-Frank reform law passed in July.This regulation will...
  • Judge with the CFTC never once in 20 years ruled in favor of complainants
    Judge with the CFTC never once in 20 years ruled in favor of complainants
    Is it possible that we as Americans have not had true food and commodity prices in the last 20 years, or that the insiders at the CFTC have kept manipulation going by traders no matter the evidence to the contrary?It appears this is a real...