Commodity Futures Trading Commission

A hedge fund manager committed fraud. would the US let him go?

Forty inmates lined up for the daily mail call at the Fort Dix Federal Correctional Institution, a complex of low-slung brick buildings in the middle …

Corruption

The Day Wall Street Collapsed

<b>A FIRST-CLASS CATASTROPHE</b> <b><br>The Road to Black Monday, the Worst Day in Wall Street History</b><br>By Diana B. Henriques<br>393 pp. Henry Holt & Company. $32.<p>Diana B. Henriques is an award-winning financial journalist and a best-selling chronicler of the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme. Her new book focuses on a …

Books

Bitcoin nears $8,000 as ‘FOMO’ traders pile in after crash - MarketWatch

Buy the crash still seems to be the watchword for bitcoin traders.<p>The cryptocurrency threatened to top $8,000 for the first time Friday as it neared …

Bitcoin

CFTC: Crude Oil Net Longs at All-Time High; Japanese Yen Net Shorts at 4-Year High

Investing.com - The Commodity Futures Trading Commission released its weekly Commitments of Traders report for the week ending November 14 on</b> …

Forex

CME Clearing Member To Regulator: Bitcoin Futures ‘Impossible’

A clearing member of CME Group, the Bitcoin futures pioneer, has written to regulators expressing its “deep concern” ahead of next month’s launch.<p>In …

Bitcoin

Cryptocurrencies Go Mainstream with Derivatives Market, Asset Class Designation

Bitcoin, Ether and Ripple are just a few marquee names in a growing list of cryptocurrencies that investors are beginning to explore. Although these …

Bitcoin

Oil prices stabilize after prior day’s slump, showing little change - MarketWatch

Oil prices showed little change Thursday, with the muted action coming after a slump in the prior session that was blamed on a surprise jump in U.S. …

Oil

Bitcoin Exchange Wants to Be Digital Safe House for Hedge Funds

Coinbase, one of the most popular digital-coin exchanges for retail investors, has its eye on institutional cash looking for a way into …

Business

Brokerage Chief: Bitcoin Futures Must Be Quarantined

A well-known electronic brokerage firm is issuing dire warnings against the CME Group's plan to launch a bitcoin futures contract next month.<p>But …

Bitcoin

EU, U.S. close to deal on stock exchanges before MIFID II deadline

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has adopted decisions to grant equivalence status to trading venues in the United States and …

Brexit

Richest person in Florida goes after Bitcoin

The richest Floridian has a big beef with Bitcoin.<p>Thomas Peterffy, founder and chairman of futures commission merchant and broker-dealer Interactive …

Cryptocurrency

Democrats, help make Elizabeth Warren's agency accountable

Liberals and Democrats are suddenly worried about the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency they created to regulate lenders.<p>The cause for …

Government

Bank Admits Fiat Currencies Are Failing and Cryptocurrencies May Replace Them

<b>(</b><b>ANTIMEDIA</b><b>)</b> — As the transition towards a blockchain based economy continues, the established financial powers are desperately trying to stay …

Bitcoin

Wall Street pioneer takes out ad in WSJ to warn of bitcoin trading perils - MarketWatch

Thomas Peterffy, one of the world’s most successful derivatives traders, reiterated concerns Wednesday that bitcoin could lead to a financial …

Finance

CFTC Fines Norway's Statoil, Citing Market Manipulation -- Update

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission said Tuesday that it fined Norway's Statoil ASA $4 million for attempting to manipulate energy markets in 2011.<p>The state-backed oil giant tried to influence the price of a key benchmark for propane between October and November 2011 to benefit its market …

Oil

Democratic Regulator at CFTC Signals Openness to Tweaking Some Rules

WASHINGTON—The lone Democratic member of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission signaled in his first speech in the role on Tuesday that he is open to revising some postcrisis rules, while also vowing to protect the core regime put in place during the Obama administration.<p>Russ Behnam said that …

U.S. Politics

Gold Prices Inch Higher as Bullish Bets Pile Up

Investing.com – Gold prices rose on Tuesday as traders increased their bullish bets on the pressure metal while dollar weakness lifted sentiment on …

Markets

News Highlights: Top Global Markets News of the Day

Senate GOP Tax Plan to Include Repeal of ACA Individual Mandate<p>Senate Republicans signaled they would seek as part of their tax-overhaul package a repeal of the Affordable Care Act requirement that most Americans have insurance coverage.<p>Venezuelan Bonds Fall Further After Default …

Economy

GLOBAL MARKETS-German growth surprise lifts euro as China subdues Asia

* Euro hits near 3-week high, stocks rise then fall<p>* Wall Street set to open slightly lower<p>* Asia shares-ex Japan dip 0.17 pct, Nikkei tries to bounce<p>…

Economy

PRECIOUS-Gold edges up from one-week low after U.S. dollar dips

* Gold turns higher after U.S. dollar drops on producer numbers<p>* Speculators up long COMEX gold position, first time in 8 weeks<p>* Palladium hits …

Gold

Oil markets cautious on Middle East tensions, increased US drilling

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil trading was cautious on Monday amid ongoing tensions in the Middle East and after a rising rig count in the United States suggested producers there are preparing to increase output.<p>Brent crude futures were at $63.55 per barrel at 0614 GMT, up 3 cents from their last close. …

Oil

CANADA FX DEBT-C$ falls against weaker greenback as oil prices weigh

* Canadian dollar at C$1.2735, or 78.52 U.S. cents<p>* Loonie touches its weakest since Wednesday at C$1.2773<p>* Bond prices higher across much of the …

Economy

Hedge Funds Add Bullish Oil Bets With Mideast Tension Heating Up

The Middle East is kicking things up a notch in the oil market.<p>Hedge-fund bets on rising Brent crude hit a fresh record as tension in the oil-rich …

Oil

Gold prices steady as dollar holds up on higher U.S. bond yields

(Reuters) - Gold prices were little changed early on Tuesday, with the dollar supported by higher U.S. Treasury yields and Asian stocks down amid uncertainty over tax reforms in the United States.<p>FUNDAMENTALS<p>Spot gold <XAU=> was nearly unchanged at $1,277.39 per ounce at 0001 GMT.<p>U.S. gold futures …

Economy

FOREX-Dollar dented by worries over tax cut delay

* Dollar index down 0.65 percent for week<p>* C$ steady on oil's strength, weaker greenback (New throughout, updates prices and market activity to U.S. …

Economy

Gold suffers weakest third-quarter global demand in 8 years - MarketWatch

Gold saw its weakest third-quarter global demand since 2009 as inflows of the metal into the gold-backed exchange-traded funds slowed, and tax and …

Gold

Why Bitcoin Is Becoming a Real Player

One of the largest commodity exchanges has started offering futures contracts on the cryptocurrency.

Bitcoin

U.S. dollar's continued rise rests on major tax reform delivery: poll

BENGALURU (Reuters) - On an upswing in recent months, the fate of the U.S. dollar hinges on whether Congress passes major tax reform, with future …

Economy

Why this major commodity could be poised for a painful correction

Speculation in copper is approaching extreme levels where corrections in the spot price have recently occurred.<p>The accompanying chart compares the non-commercial net futures position as reported weekly by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The data, used as a proxy for hedge-fund …

World Economy

Gold Prices Dip In Asia As Trump-Xi Talks Underway

Investing.com - Gold dipped in Asia on Thursday as President Donald Trump got down to talks with China\'s President Xi Jinping over contentious trade …

Gold