Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CFTC Chairman Says Cryptocurrency Ether is a Commodity
Ether futures will begin trading in U.S. markets in the near future.
Clearinghouse Fined $20M for Violating Standards
Regulators say Options Clearing Corp. failed to establish and enforce policies and procedures involving financial risk management.
Kraft Settles Futures Market Manipulation Case
The company allegedly made more than $5 million in profits and savings from improper wheat futures trading.
JPMorgan Fined $65M Over ISDAFix Rigging
The CFTC says the bank's traders "openly joked about" their efforts to manipulate the global benchmark for interest rate products.
Tech Upgrade Commands CFO’s Focus
Amy Shelly of Options Clearing Corp. faces several challenges in replacing the organization's outdated platform.
Exchanges Get Green Light for Bitcoin Futures
Bitcoin futures are “a potentially huge step in the evolution of the digital currency, making trading bitcoin easier" for banks and investors.
Bitcoin Trader Accused of $600K Ponzi Scam
Nicholas Gelfman allegedly solicited investors with false claims that he would generate a 7% to 9% monthly return from a fund for trading Bitcoin.
Many Parts of Dodd-Frank Should Be Repealed
The law was about micromanaging financial services rather than facilitating capital markets.
Ex-SEC Attorney Raps WSJ Report on Enforcement Activity
Wall Street Journal article criticizing feds' level of enforcement this year is off-base, the attorney explains.
Citigroup Fined $25M for ‘Spoofing’ Futures
The first-ever spoofing case against a bank alleges traders placed large futures orders to create a false appearance of market interest in a commodity.
Corzine Fined $5M Over MF Global Collapse
In a settlement of a CFTC lawsuit, the former New Jersey governor also agreed to a lifetime ban from the futures industry.