Jill Sommers

A Look Back at Manipulation in the Metals Markets

A Look Back at Manipulation in the Metals Markets

Spoofing is Dunm (sic) and Just Plain Stupid If Bart Chilton were alive today, he would be smiling. The CFTC nailed another bank for metals futures market manipulation.  According to the CFTC website, “The Commodity Futures Trading Commission...

Jill Sommers Reflects on the CFTC, Dodd-Frank, and Her Future

Jill Sommers, Commissioner of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), is stepping down after the first quarter of this year. Sommers spoke with JLN editor-in-chief Jim Kharouf about the progress of Dodd-Frank, position limits, and what the future holds for...

This is No Bank Robbery

When someone robs a bank and gets away with the money, they have something fungible (cash) and easily hid. While the authorities may be able to trace the serial numbers on the bills as they start to show up in circulation, there are no other official records for the...

MF Global News (12/19/11 AM)

The latest news on the MF Global bankruptcy and fallout, published in the John Lothian Newsletter (subscribe here) the morning of December 19, 2011. In the wake of the MF Global bankruptcy, John Lothian Newsletter has created a special...

MF Global News (12/14/11 AM)

The latest news on the MF Global bankruptcy and fallout, published in the John Lothian Newsletter (subscribe here) the morning of December 14, 2011. In the wake of the MF Global bankruptcy, John Lothian Newsletter has created a special...

Special Report: House Agriculture Committee MF Global Hearing

This special report from the John Lothian Newsletter (subscribe here) includes the latest from the MF Global collapse, and the House Agriculture Committee meeting in which former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine made his first public appearance since leaving the firm several...

Five Minutes With Jill Sommers

Commissioner Jill E. Sommers is serving her second term at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). She sat down with JLN’s Jessica Titlebaum at the Futures Industry Association’s (FIA) International Boca conference to discuss her career path, the current...

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