CFTC

Eight years after the great fisherman, Canadian and hedge fund trader who was thisclose to making a mint on a whole mess of natural-gas contracts but instead wound up losing $6.6 billion and putting an end to a plucky little shop called Amaranth Advisors, Brian Hunter may be appearing in New York federal court to defend his honor against allegations that he planned to make that mint by manipulating the natural gas markets. Read more »

They won’t be able to enforce it, but they’ll promulgate the rule all the same. Read more »

  • 13 Mar 2014 at 2:23 PM

The Bitcoin Bugle: The Race is On

To regulate a certain sullied sort-of currency (or commodity?), that is. Read more »

When not forcing through highly unpopular new rules or wagging their fingers at glitch-prone regulatees, Gary Gensler & co. are busy dealing with their own technological issues. Read more »

  • 05 Nov 2013 at 5:13 PM

Bart Chilton Going Out On A High Note

The outspoken, flaxen-maned regulator is not going to be chairman of the CFTC. So, with this, he’s achieved all he will achieve, and will take his bows, depriving the financial world of a second hirsute overseer in as many days. Read more »

  • 15 Oct 2013 at 4:45 PM

Shutdown Watch, Day 15: It’s A Glitch!

The CBOE hasn’t had the easiest time extending VIX trading hours, but, for once, the further delay is not its fault. Read more »