POP goes the speed bump!

POP goes the speed bump!

Thom Thompson Contributing Editor ICE Futures US tried to certify (that is, to fast-track) to the CFTC a change to the order execution rules in the central limit order books for its two-year old daily gold and silver futures contracts. The changes are designed to...
NFA Security Requirements Effective April 1st

NFA Security Requirements Effective April 1st

John Falck NFA updated requirements for member firms’ security programs took effect April 1, 2019.   The primary changes cover employee security awareness training, notification requirements in the event of a security breach, and clarification on the approval of...
Ex-CFTC chairman calls for SEC to regulate cryptocurrencies

Ex-CFTC chairman calls for SEC to regulate cryptocurrencies

Economic Studies at Brookings yesterday dropped a call for better regulation of the cryptocurrency and digital assets industries by none other than Tim Massad, the former chairman of the CFTC. As befits the former head of an agency that embraced principles-based regulation, Massad’s paper is long on analysis of the industries and the regulatory issues that seem to afflict business conditions.

Chinese Day Traders Manipulating US Markets

Chinese Day Traders Manipulating US Markets

Chinese-based day traders are taking increasingly sophisticated steps to manipulate stocks traded on US markets, according to a surveillance firm executive.

Research and analysis conducted by Eventus Systems, a compliance, surveillance, and risk management firm, has detected regular instances of manipulation by Chinese-based traders trading predominantly Chinese companies listed on US stock exchanges.

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