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CME Group to Launch Micro WTI Futures on July 12

Peter Keavey, Global Head of Energy Products at CME Group Micro WTI futures

CME Group, announced it will expand its suite of micro-sized futures contracts with the introduction of Micro WTI futures. The contracts are expected to launch on July 12, pending regulatory review.

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Federal Court Orders Virginia Resident to Pay More Than $5 Million for Futures and Options Fraud

CFTC The Commodity Futures Trading Commission fraud Futures and Options

Judge John A. Gibney, Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia entered a Consent Order for Permanent Injunction, Restitution and Ancillary Equitable Relief against defendant Leonard J. Cipolla finding, among other things, that Cipolla fraudulently solicited individuals to place funds in a commodity pool to trade futures and options

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Federal Court Orders Oregon Owner of Precious Metals Firm to Pay $1.3 Million to Victims of Fraudulent Precious Metals Scheme

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U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington entered a consent order against Aaron Michael Scott of Portland, Oregon for fraud and misappropriation in connection with a precious metals scheme

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CME Group to Launch Micro Bitcoin Futures on May 3

Micro Bitcoin Futures

CME Group, the world's leading and most diverse derivatives marketplace, today announced it will expand its suite of crypto derivatives with the introduction of a new Micro Bitcoin futures contract on May 3, pending regulatory review

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Murban Crude Oil Futures – ADM

Murban Crude Oil Futures - ADM

The Murban Crude Oil Future is a physically delivered contract, basis FOB Fujairah (ADNOC) loading terminal, UAE. The futures contract will provide users with an effective hedging instrument for Arab Gulf crude oil

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FIA survey shows strong outlook for cleared derivatives markets

Outlook for trading volume derivatives industry

FIA conducted a survey at the beginning of 2021 to assess the outlook for the global cleared derivatives industry. The survey gathered feedback from people working at banks, brokers, exchanges, technology vendors and other firms that support the trading and clearing of derivatives such as futures and options.

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FIA announces 2021 Futures Hall of Fame inductees

FIA Futures Hall of Fame

FIA today announced the induction of eight new members into the FIA Futures Hall of Fame. This year’s class joins 157 other honorees in the Hall of Fame, which was established in 2005 on FIA’s 50th anniversary.

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Copper Price Hits 9-year Highs

Copper price

Copper price hits 9-year highs amid strong demand for manufactured goods and China's strong economic rebound after the coronavirus health crisis.

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Global futures and options trading reaches record level in 2020

Global futures and options trading reaches record level

FIA released yearly statistics that show the total number of futures and options traded on exchanges worldwide reached a record level of 46.77 billion contracts in 2020, up 35.6% from 2019.

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Federal Court Orders North Carolina Man to Pay Over $255,000 in Futures and Forex Fraud Scheme

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CFTC announced that Judge Max O. Cogburn Jr., of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, entered a consent order against Mark N. Pyatt

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