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Rein In Energy Speculation: Hedge Fund Manager

CNBC – The Commodities Futures Trading Commission will seriously consider imposing strict position limits on traders placing bets on energy contracts, and that’s just fine with hedge fund manager Mike Masters. The head of Masters Capital Management blew the whistle […]

Cox Gives Support for Merger of SEC, CFTC

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – SEC Chairman Christopher Cox said he was all for a merger between the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. Hopping on board with U.S. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, this was the first […]

Oil speculators held great sway over prices, data suggest

Los Angeles Times – Regulators had long classified a private Swiss energy conglomerate called Vitol as a trader that primarily helped industrial firms that needed oil to run their businesses. But when the Commodity Futures Trading Commission examined Vitol’s books […]

Hedge Fund Fraudster to Pay $300 Million Back to Investors

New York (HedgeCo.Net) – Paul Eustace, former head of Philadelphia Alternative Asset Management Company, has been ordered to pay back nearly $300 thanks to his fraudulent ways. According to a statement by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, the Canadian resident […]

Hedge funds gloomy on oil, CFTC data show

MarketWatch – For the first time in 17 months, hedge funds in July made more bets on oil prices falling than rising, according to the latest government data.   Short positions from noncommercial investors, hedge funds and other large investors […]

Speculation bill moves to debate in Senate

Biloxi Sun Herald- The Senate voted Tuesday to move ahead with a Democratic plan to curb speculation in oil markets that has been blamed for some of the recent run-up in oil prices. The 94-0 vote clears a procedural hurdle […]

Hedge Funds Cut Oil Bets as Prices Rose, CFTC Probed

Bloomberg- Hedge-fund managers and speculators reduced bets on higher oil prices by 80 percent since July as crude futures rose to records and U.S. regulators started investigating trading, government data show. So-called speculative net long positions fell to 25,867 contracts […]

Pensions Picking Dollars, Shorted by Hedge Funds

Bloomberg- Whenever pension funds, mutual funds and insurance companies decide they should own dollar assets that are out of favor with hedge funds, the hedge funds lose. Institutional investors bought more dollars than they’ve sold this year, according to State […]

Pensions’ Dollars Shorted by Hedge Funds Have History on Side

Bloomberg – Whenever pension funds, mutual funds and insurance companies decide they should own dollar assets that are out of favor with hedge funds, the hedge funds lose. Institutional investors bought more dollars than they’ve sold this year, according to […]

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