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MAKING SENSE OF DODD-FRANK

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SEC Says Fantasy Stock Trading Violates Securities Laws; Charges Others for Selling Illegal Security-Based Swaps

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Derivatives, Litigation, Public Companies and Securities The SEC issued an Investor Alert which says fantasy stock trading for small amounts of money can violate provisions of securities laws implemented by the Dodd-Frank Act.  I bet the Congressional drafters of these provisions who were trying to prevent another financial meltdown are surprised at this result, or at least I would hope so. […] Read more →

by   |   June 17, 2015

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CFTC Proposes Order to Exempt Southwest Power Pool Products

Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC issued a Proposed Order in response to a 2013 request by the Southwest Power Pool (SPP) for exemption of certain SPP electric energy products from CFTC... Read more →

by   |   June 3, 2015

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Kraft Moves to Dismiss Novel CFTC Manipulation Claim

Derivatives, Litigation The CFTC accused Kraft Food Groups, Inc. and former parent Mondelez Global LLC with manipulation pursuant to Section 6(c)(1) of the Commodities Exchange Act and Regulation 180.1... Read more →

by   |   June 2, 2015

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CFTC Issues Final Interpretation on Forward Contracts with Embedded Volumetric Optionality

Derivatives, Energy Recently, the CFTC published a final interpretation clarifying its seven-element test regarding forward contracts with embedded volumetric optionality (EVO). The final... Read more →

by   |   May 26, 2015