Futures Tempt Traders, Rankle Regulators
by Paul Springer
Commodities trading was good to a lot of long contract holders last month, but futures trading continues to present plenty of new twists and turns.
In one of the more bizarre developments, Bloomberg says the Commodity Futures Trading Commission learned that a bunch of comment letters it received are forgeries.
The Financial Times says commodity regulation in the U.S. is about to get a lot tighter, and the CFTC will have a much bigger regulatory role starting later this month.
The Vancouver Sun notes a glowing future for radioactive commodities, as nuclear energy rises to power again.
Inside Futures looks at historical and implied volatilities in trading options and futures.
International Business Times covers China’s claims about “financialization” of commodities and its potential economic damage.
People’s Daily Online says China is increasing futures margins to put the kibosh on speculation.
Daily Markets offers three exchange-traded funds to tap commodity markets.
Dow Jones sees a stampede into managed futures.
CommodityOnline says pepper prices are not so hot in recent days.
Milking the dairy market has not been a great strategy, according to Making Sense of the Markets.
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