Derivatives might face new transaction fees to pay for the CFTC budget.
Hong Kong Exchanges & Clearing Ltd. will introduce new cash-settled commodity products as part of the effort.
West Texas Intermediate tumbled the most in three months following declines in metals on speculation that a commodity fund is selling positions.
The summer drought is starting to catch up with hog supplies, while cattle may abandon seasonal weakness for a long-term bullish bias.
The CFTC defeated a federal court challenge to a rule requiring mutual funds with commodities investments to register with the agency.
Hogs are trending as expected, while packer margins, the fiscal cliff and "heavy weight" cash prices could move cattle.
Consider this bearish tendency before you jump on the bullish bandwagon in hogs.
The long-term picture for cattle and hogs is coming into focus, and it looks fairly bullish. However, the short-term bias is more neutral.
Hog futures prices rise with little warning, while cattle demand takes a breather in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
Hogs appear to be topping, while long-term cattle prices remain bullish on fundamentals.