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Protection Fund: Building a Better Piggy Bank

Is there any protection for my futures account? That is the key question for futures customers today and quite likely, the answer is “no” or “not much.” While dialog and debate ranges on the type of customer protection fund or insurance that might or might not work,...

Third-Party Custodians: Here, Hold On To This

Futures customers are still wondering just how their money can stay protected in the case of a default by their broker. While some solutions are still in the concept stage, others are available right now. Horizon Cash Management's Michael Markowitz explains the...

Pay Now or Pay Later

So far the number one voted-on question on FuturesCrowd.com is "The Number One Priority: Make the Customers Whole." I put that question on the site.  I have heard lots of people express this sentiment: that in order to restore customer's confidence in the futures...

Guest Commentary: How to Save the Futures Industry

Guest Commentary By Jeff Malec, CEO - Attain Capital Management: To say the MF Global situation is a mess may be the understatement of the century. What began as an excuse to extol the segregated account's safeguards against an FCM stock slide as MF Global shares lost...

Extraordinary Times Call for Extraordinary Measures

Today the CME Group is expected to file with the SIPC appointed bankruptcy officials and federal authorities a plan for how to proceed with their part of the orderly liquidation of MF Global, specifically the movement of open futures and futures options positions to...

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