Commodity Markets

2015

March 30, 2015
IECA and 35 Trade Associations Comment on the CFTC Proposed Speculative Position Limits Rule

March 30, 2015
IECA Comments on CFTC’s Position Limits for Derivatives and Aggregation of Positions

January 21, 2015
IECA Comments on CFTC’s Position Limits for Derivatives and Aggregation of Positions

2014

August 4, 2014
IECA Comments on the Position Limits for Derivatives and Aggregation of Positions

February 10, 2014
IECA Comments on the CFTC Proposed Speculative Position Limits Rule

February 10, 2014
IECA and 35 Trade Associations Comment on the CFTC Proposed Speculative Position Limits Rule

January 27, 2014
Dodd-Frank: IECA Urges CFTC Rulemaking on Swap Dealer De-Minimis Level

2013

December 12, 2013
IECA Thanks Administration for Volcker Rule
“For industrial market-users (hedgers), excessive speculation increases price volatility and hedging costs, and diminishes confidence that commodity prices fairly reflect the actual supply and demand of the underlying commodity.”

November 25, 2013
IECA and 34 Trade Associations Send Letter to President Obama on CFTC Nominations
“As a coalition we favor policies that promote market stability and confidence, prevent fraud and manipulation, and preserve the interests of bona fide hedgers and American consumers.”

November 5, 2013
IECA Applauds the CFTC on Moving Forward with Speculative Position Rule
“For industrial market-users (hedgers), excessive speculation results in increased hedging costs and diminishes confidence that commodity prices fairly reflect actual supply and demand factors.”

September 25, 2013
IECA and 32 Trade Associations Send Letter to Congress Supporting Funding and Program Flexibility for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission

September 17, 2013
IECA Opposes H.R. 1003
“It appears to us the legislation would make it even more difficult for the CFTC to implement speculative position limits.”

September 9, 2013
IECA Supports Efforts to Require the CFTC and the FERC to Execute Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to Ensure Complete Integration of Data to Monitor and Investigate Natural Gas and Electricity Market Trading (see letter to Senator Feinstein)

April 22, 2013
IECA Supports Amicus Brief in Support of CFTC Speculative Position Limits Rule (view press release)

April 9, 2013
IECA and 37 Trade Associations Support Re-nomination of CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler and Commissioner Bart Chilton

2012

October 18, 2012
IECA and 41 Trade Associations Support CFTC Efforts to Implement Speculative Position Limits

May 18, 2012
IECA Urges Changes to Proposed Federal Reserve Definition of “Predominantly Engaged In Financial Activities”

April 11, 2012
IECA and 38 Organizations Oppose Legislation Designed to Weaken Commodity Trading Transparency
“H.R.2779 and H.R.2682 would interfere with or delay pending rules and obstruct vital market reforms.”
(view press release)

February 2, 2012
IECA President Answers Senator Coburn’s Questions Regarding Excessive Speculation and Compliance with the Dodd-Frank Act

January 24, 2012
IECA Opposes HR 2586, the Swap Execution Facility Clarification Act

 

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