CFTC

  • 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 »

At some point between late last night and early this morning, it occurred to Blythe Masters that certain obligations might get in the way of chatting about cross-border guidance on rules. 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 »

  • 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 »

  • 07 Oct 2013 at 5:25 PM

Shutdown Watch, Day Seven: Nothing To See Here

No progress—unless you consider this progress. No CFTC report on the things the CFTC reports on, joining all of the other reports that are not coming out. Still no concern that the lack of progress means there will be a default, even if John Boehner is now saying he wasn’t serious when he said he wouldn’t allow a default. Some people smelling opportunity. And a reminder that the Federal Reserve is not reliant on Congressional appropriations in a way that will be obvious to those whose ATMs dispense something other than $20 bills. Read more »

Luckily, Robert Greifeld was able to solve that problem faster than the problem that led to the little get-together.

SEC officials on Thursday told exchanges to work with other market players to come up with “comprehensive action plans” to ensure that the data feeds are resilient, and to ensure the soundness of other “critical infrastructure systems,” according to an SEC statement.

Thursday’s SEC meeting, attended by top executives from exchange operators Nasdaq, NYSE Euronext, BATS Global Markets Inc., Direct Edge Holdings LLC, and others, was marked by one snafu. Nasdaq Chief Executive Robert Greifeld was 40 minutes late due to transportation problems, according to people who attended.

And lest you thought that (slowly outgoing) CFTC Chief Gary Gensler was going to let Mary Jo have all the fun, think again. Read more »