Financial Regulatory Forum

ANALYSIS-CFTC speculation limits may pass quietly, unchanged

By Reuters Staff
December 20, 2010

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Gary GenslerBy Christopher Doering

WASHINGTON, Dec 17 (Reuters) – New U.S. rules to limit┬áspeculation in commodity markets could move forward quickly, and with few alterations, after objections by the measure’s most vocal supporter unexpectedly delayed a key vote.

OPINION-The heavy lift of harmonization-CFTC’s Chilton

By Guest Contributor
September 24, 2010

–The author is Bart Chilton, a commissioner at the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The opinions represent the view of the author and not that of Reuters.

Divide grows on setting U.S. energy position limits

By Reuters Staff
September 16, 2009

Traders work in the Crude & Natural Gas Options pit at the New York Mercantile Exchange June 10, 2009.   REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton By Christopher Doering
WASHINGTON, Sept 16 (Reuters) – The top U.S. futures regulator and two main commodity exchanges were conflicted on Wednesday over who should set tougher position limits if the the Commodity Futures Trading Commission proceeds to take action to curb market manipulation.

U.S. needs needs easier way to prove commodity futures manipulation – regulator

By Reuters Staff
September 15, 2009

By Christopher Doering
WASHINGTON, Sept 15 (Reuters) – U.S. prosecutors need an easier way to prove manipulation in commodity futures cases in order to better protect the market and consumers, a commissioner with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission said on Tuesday.