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Names for Consideration as Chair of the CFTC

Names for Consideration as Chair of the CFTC

I have written a letter to the President of the United States about the need for the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission to have a permanent chair named and confirmed. I have suggested that Rostin Behnam, the current acting chairman of the CFTC, should become the permanent chair of the Commission.

Dear Mr. President: The CFTC Needs A Permanent Chairman, Not An Acting One

Dear Mr. President: The CFTC Needs A Permanent Chairman, Not An Acting One

Because of the importance of cotton to our nation’s beginnings and all the other commodities it residually drove the production of, the U.S. commodity and related derivatives markets are among the most important in the world. I am writing to you today to urge you to appoint a permanent chairperson of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.

Meet El Salvador, Newest Bitcoin Paradise

Meet El Salvador, Newest Bitcoin Paradise

On Saturday, June 5, President Nayib Bukele of El Salvador announced that he would ask his country’s legislature to declare bitcoin “legal tender” in the country. This statement was part of a pre-recorded presentation to Miami, Florida’s Bitcoin 2021 conference.  

OIC 2021: ‘Washington Outlook’ is for a mix of clouds, not sunny skies, for Biden’s proposals

OIC 2021: ‘Washington Outlook’ is for a mix of clouds, not sunny skies, for Biden’s proposals

The main question batted around at The Washington Outlook panel at the 2021 Options Industry Conference on Wednesday was whether President Joe Biden can realize his hope for bipartisanship on his agenda, given that a large chunk of his new American Families Plan proposal is anathema to Republicans – in particular the proposed tax increases on the wealthy that would pay for much of it. 

The Spread: Brexit Stage Right

The Spread: Brexit Stage Right

This week on The Spread, MIH and MGEX complete their merger, Cboe’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer Carol Kennedy and the CFTC’s Chairman Heath Tarbert announce their retirement, and more.

Andy Busch Post Election Regulatory Analysis

Andy Busch Post Election Regulatory Analysis

Andy Busch is the former chief market information officer of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Today he is a consultant, speaker and market analyst offering his unique perspectives and analysis to corporate clients.

The Spread: Is 2020 Over Yet?

The Spread: Is 2020 Over Yet?

This week on The Spread: the CME launches futures trading on the VOLQ, Eurex launches futures and options trading on two ESG indices, and more.

Update: SAFE Banking Act of 2019 Moves Forward With Heroes Act

Update: SAFE Banking Act of 2019 Moves Forward With Heroes Act

The Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, legislation introduced by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and passed by the House late Friday, seeks to deliver an additional $3 trillion in aid to a wide range of individuals, businesses and municipalities hit by economic fallout from the coronavirus.

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Crypto Nomads: Surfing the World for Risk and Profit

Crypto Nomads: Surfing the World for Risk and Profit

First Read $51,906/$300,000 (17.3%) ++++ Hits & Takes John Lothian & JLN Staff The STA is holding the 88th Annual Market Structure Conference in person on October 6-8 at the JW Marriott in Washington, DC with the title "The Great Return." That is a very good...

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How Options Trading Is Driving Up Stocks—and Driving Them Down

How Options Trading Is Driving Up Stocks—and Driving Them Down

Lead Stories How Options Trading Is Driving Up Stocks—and Driving Them Down Andrew Bary - Barron's Options trading by retail investors may account for the strength in the S&P 500 during the morning this year and weakness in the afternoon. The S&P 500 is up 9%...

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