Court Nixes CFTC Position Limits

A U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled that the U.S. Commodities and Futures Trading Commission’s proposal for position limits in the commodity markets can not take effect in October as planned. The agency failed to determine as mandated by Congress whether the measure was necessary “to diminish, eliminate or prevent” excessive speculation, according to the court.

  • 01 Oct 2012
A U.S. District Court judge in Washington, D.C., has ruled that the U.S. Commodities and Futures Trading Commission’s proposal for position limits in the commodity markets can not take effect in October as planned. The agency failed to determine as mandated by Congress whether the measure was necessary ...

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