Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

Beware the Commodity Swap Data Swamp

Data quality for over-the-counter commodity swaps reported to swap data repositories, as mandated by the Dodd–Frank Act, has worsened since reporting began more than four years ago, with some blaming the CFTC, while others blame resistance by the SDRs to…

Commodity Firms Tighten Up on Spoofing

With increased high-frequency trading in commodities markets likely to increase instances of “spoofing,” the CFTC has said it will be monitoring markets more avidly for instances of spoofing and other forms of market manipulation. Selwyn Parker reports…