09.10.2013 - Commodities trading largely unregulated during shutdown
The Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is the federal agency responsible both for regulating the commodities markets and publishing weekly data on the state of those markets. The weekly Commitment of Traders report which provides information on open interest in the commodities markets was last published on September 24th. The opportunities for market shenanigans multiply as the government shutdown continues. Of the CFTC’s approximately 680 employees only 28 are exempted from the shutdown and of those just a handful remain to watch the daily trading in the commodities markets where the usual number is 50...............................................Full Article: Source
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