Speculators in the crosshairs

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), the key regulator overseeing the US energy and commodities trading landscape, has yet to decide whether to impose position limits on buy-side energy traders, but market participants should know better than to take that possibility lightly. Unlike proposals such as those to regulate OTC derivatives markets more tightly, which required legislative action in the US Congress to take effect, the CFTC may already have the authority to impose these restr

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