Tag Archives: Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Markets Evolve, as Does Financial Fraud

According to Dealbook, It is usually the case that there are not new frauds, just new avenues for deception. As the financial world has evolved into a high-speed race to trade assets while investment strategies are kept secret, both regulators … Continue reading

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How does society benefit from the High-Frequency Trading?

According to U.S. News, three and a half years have passed since the afternoon when the stock markets went into a trillion-dollar free fall and just as suddenly reversed course, recovering 80 percent of that loss. It all happened in … Continue reading

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BLOOMBERG: CFTC Seeks Comment on Potential High-Speed Trading Curbs

As reported by Bloomberg’s Silla Brush, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is seeking comment on whether to require registration for automated trading firms, taking a first step in potential restrictions on high-speed and algorithmic derivatives trading. CFTC members … Continue reading

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The Wall Street Journal: Deutsche Börse’s News Service for Traders Draws Scrutiny of Investigators

Brody Mullins and Scott Patterson report for The Wall Street Journal that several times a month, the Labor Department invites news reporters to a sealed room for an early look at soon-to-be-released reports such as the unemployment rate. One organization … Continue reading

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High Frequency Trader “Spoofs” and “Layers” his Way to Penalties from U.S and British Regulators

On July 22, 2013, regulators from the United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the British Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) fined high frequency trader Michael Coscia (and his firm Panther Energy Trading) for engaging in spoofing transactions for the … Continue reading

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High-frequency trading firm Panther Energy fined in ‘spoofing’ case

A high-speed trading firm in New Jersey and its owner agreed to pay $2.8 million to settle federal charges that they used a disruptive market trading practice that was banned by Congress when it passed a major financial overhaul measure three … Continue reading

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CME Requests CFTC Approval to Change Rule Barring Wash Trades

  CME Group Inc. (CME), the owner of the world’s largest derivatives market, asked the Commodity Futures Trading Commission to approve a change to its rule barring traders from engaging in transactions with themselves. Following discussions with the CFTC’s market … Continue reading

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High-Frequency Trading Is Making a Joke of the Markets

“The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made!” –Groucho Marx I suspect the SEC, FINRA, and CFTC are big fans of Groucho Marx, or at least his observations on fair dealing. How else could they … Continue reading

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CFTC’s Chilton Seeking Review of CME Wash-Trade Restrictions

U.S. regulators should review CME Group Inc. (CME)’s plan for blocking wash trades to ensure that it sufficiently restricts the illegal transactions, said Bart Chilton, a member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. CME’s plan for preventing the trades, in … Continue reading

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Regulator Criticizes Exchange Efforts on ‘Wash Trades’

A Commodity Futures Trading Commission official said Monday a new program by CME Group CME -0.65% aimed at preventing illegal trades on the futures exchange needs more scrutiny. The CFTC has been investigating whether high-frequency traders are routinely using so-called “wash trades” — where … Continue reading

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