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Spoofing Season at the CFTC

By Dermot Harriss on Feb 21, 2019 5:29:42 PM

Financial crime beat. This is spoofing season at the CFTC. Perhaps spoof-hunting season would be more apt. At the end of January in 2018, the CFTC announced ten separate actions against futures markets spoofers. The fines totaled about $46,000,000. Today, Feb. 8th 2019, we see the second announcement of the 2019 season, an enforcement action against a metals futures trader. The first, on 31 Jan, was a fine for a proprietary trader spoofing Soybeans. Perhaps the vigorous spoofer cull of 2018 has made them thin on the ground? Or perhaps they've become more wily.

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