Speculators

Court Tosses Out CFTC Position Limit Rule

In a major victory for market speculators, a federal court in Washington, DC, Friday tossed out the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s controversial final rule aimed at limiting speculative trading in the swaps market.

October 1, 2012

Court Tosses Out CFTC Position Limit Rule

In a major victory for market speculators, a federal court in Washington, DC, late Friday tossed out the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s controversial final rule aimed at limiting speculative trading in the swaps market.

October 1, 2012

Market Reforms Said to Threaten Hedging

While companies that are primarily financial traders — i.e., speculators — are the main target of U.S. Treasury Department and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulatory reform efforts by the Obama administration, hedgers seeking to manage commodity price risk could get caught in the regulatory crossfire, according to an analysis of proposed reforms by Deloitte & Touche LLP.

September 21, 2009

Consultant: Market Reforms Could Squeeze Hedgers

While companies that are primarily financial traders — i.e., speculators — are the main target of U.S. Treasury Department and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) regulatory reform efforts by the Obama administration, hedgers seeking to manage commodity price risk could get caught in the regulatory crossfire, according to an analysis of proposed reforms by Deloitte & Touche LLP.

September 18, 2009

Senator Wants Position Limits on Contracts Held By Speculators

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) on Friday introduced legislation that would set position limits on all food- and energy-related contracts held by financial speculators, including over-the-counter (OTC) holdings and futures positions on foreign exchanges.

July 14, 2008

Senator Wants Position Limits on Contracts Held By Speculators

Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) Friday introduced legislation that would set position limits on all food- and energy-related contracts held by financial speculators, including over-the-counter (OTC) holdings and futures positions on foreign exchanges.

July 14, 2008

CME Maintains CBOT Focus, Denies Talks with Nymex

After rumors that Nymex Holdings was on the “for sale” block spread like wildfire earlier this month (see NGI, June 18), speculators honed in on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)/Euronext, Deutsche Boerse and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) as the shortlist of potential suitors. While Nymex’s stock climbed 6% on the June 15 rumors to close at $142.12 on that day, the publicity from the news reports wasn’t welcomed by all parties.

June 25, 2007

CME Maintains CBOT Focus, Denies Talks with Nymex

After rumors that Nymex Holdings was on the “for sale” block spread like wildfire on Friday (see Daily GPI, June 18), speculators honed in on New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)/Euronext, Deutsche Boerse and the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) as the shortlist of potential suitors. While Nymex’s stock climbed 6% Friday to close at $142.12, the publicity from the news reports wasn’t welcomed by all parties.

June 19, 2007

LNG to Launch British (Price) Invasion?

Gas market participants who have groused that hedge funds and speculators have toyed with their purse strings will have a new (and more real) bogey man in the years to come as liquefied natural gas (LNG) captures an increasing share of the North American gas market and the United States becomes more exposed to overseas pricing dynamics..

May 25, 2006

September Sinks 18 Cents to $2.678 on Cooler Weather, High Storage

Tropical Storm Bertha, which made landfall in southeastern Louisiana Monday morning before being downgraded to a tropical depression, had no impact on production and provided no impetus for the September natural gas futures contract to stage a rally. Instead, September plunged sharply lower at the open and proceeded to bust through prior support in the high $2.70s before resting at $2.678 at the end of the day, the lowest level on the spot continuation chart since the first week in March.

August 6, 2002
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