Commodity Futures Trading Commission ( CFTC )


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The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency of the United States government that regulates futures and option markets. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-463) created the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to replace the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Exchange Authority, as the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the futures trading industry. The Act made extensive changes in the basic authority of Commodity Exchange Act of 1936, which itself had made extensive changes in the original Grain Futures Act of 1923. (7 U.S.C. 1 et seq.)

CFTC press release, blog etc

12/08/2017 - 18:35 CFTC Approves Exemption from SEF Registration Requirement for Multilateral Trading Facilities and Organised Trading Facilities Authorized Within the EU
12/03/2017 - 19:21 CFTC Releases Rule Enforcement Review of the Chicago Board of Trade, Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Commodity Exchange, Inc. and New York Mercantile Exchange, Inc.
12/01/2017 - 08:07 CFTC Statement on Self-Certification of Bitcoin Products by CME, CFE and Cantor Exchange
11/30/2017 - 18:33 LabCFTC Director Featured in Georgetown University Law Centers Issue Brief on Fintech Innovation
11/22/2017 - 12:42 CFTC Releases Annual Enforcement Results for Fiscal Year 2017
11/17/2017 - 10:50 Federal Court Sanctions Gerard Suite and STA Opus LLC for Commodity Pool Fraud and Frank Collins for Misappropriation of Customer Funds
11/15/2017 - 12:04 CFTC and Kansas State University Announce 2018 Agricultural Commodity Futures Conference
11/14/2017 - 14:34 CFTC Orders INTL FCStone Financial Inc. and FCStone Merchant Services LLC to Pay Penalty for Unlawful Exchange for Related Position Transactions
11/14/2017 - 08:41 CFTC Finds Statoil ASA Attempted to Manipulate the Argus Far East Index, a Propane Benchmark, to Benefit Statoils NYMEX-cleared Swaps Position
11/13/2017 - 16:58 Federal Court Orders Arizona Resident Derek Springfield and His Company, Draven, LLC, to Pay over $2.2 Million in Restitution and a Penalty in CFTC Anti-Fraud Action
11/06/2017 - 07:42 CFTC Commissioner Quintenz Names Margo Bailey Special Counsel
11/02/2017 - 07:30 CFTC Orders Morgan Stanley and Co. Incorporated to Pay $350,000 Penalty for Omitting Futures and Options Data from Part 17 Large Trader Reports
10/31/2017 - 10:48 CFTCs Division of Market Oversight Extends No-Action Relief from the Execution Requirement for Swaps in Certain Types of Package Transactions
10/30/2017 - 12:10 CFTC Commissioner Behnam Named Sponsor of the Market Risk Advisory Committee
10/17/2017 - 09:59 CFTCs LabCFTC Releases Primer on Virtual Currencies
10/16/2017 - 08:23 CFTC Announces Clearinghouse Liquidity Stress Test Results
10/13/2017 - 11:34 CFTC Comparability Determination on EU Margin Requirements and a Common Approach on Trading Venues
10/11/2017 - 15:13 CFTC Charges California Resident Scott Allensworth, His Company E-Slate, Inc., Nevada Resident Robert J. Fusco, and Kentucky Resident David Weddle with Fraud, Misappropriation, and Registration Violations