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    Electricity Market Rules Did Not Provide A Worthy Opponent For JPMorgan’s Brainpower

    The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission fined JPMorgan $410mm today and you can see why JPMorgan would be okay with that. The details are in this marvelously complicated FERC order and settlement agreement,1 but the outlines of the story are simple. FERC built a terrible box, and the box had some buttons that were labeled “push […]

    / Jul 30, 2013 at 11:29 AM
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    Barclays Did Plenty Of Non-Libor Manipulating Too

    What can we make of this Barclays FERC thing? Besides, like, ha ha ha Barclays you sure like manipulating things? Quick version is: the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission has proposed to fine Barclays $470mm for manipulating California electricity markets by uneconomically buying/selling spot physical electricity in order to manipulate up/down the settlement prices it received […]

    / Nov 1, 2012 at 2:07 PM

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