Recently I received a call from a reader who wanted my opinion on whether it was better to use a large broker, say a Merrill Lynch, over a specialized futures broker, considering what happened to Peregrine Financial Group.
Former MF Global CEO Jon Corzine faces an uphill battle if he ever wants to trade in the futures market again. At its quarterly meeting of board directors, the National Futures Association (NFA) discussed imposing on him a lifetime ban on Corzine on trading in the futures markets.
The National Futures Association (NFA) has ordered FX Direct Dealer, LLC (FXDD) to either post a bond or place funds in an escrow account to ensure that the firm can meet its obligations under any restitution order that may result from a related NFA disciplinary action.
CME Group, Futures Industry Association, the Institute for Financial Markets and National Futures Association today announced that they have jointly commissioned a firm to study the costs and benefits of adopting an insurance regime for the U.S. futures industry.