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Commodities traders, know thyself: Are you a pool or prop shop?

USA - March 30 2016 Do you trade commodity futures, options or swaps with a partner or a group of partners? If so, you need to know if your business model is properly…

What’s the current landscape for CFTC cryptocurrency regulation?

USA - October 12 2017 As cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin enter the mainstream, entrepreneurs are exploring business models that may depend on compliance with regulatory…

Kent Knickmeyer.

Tips for commodity brokers and traders facing auto-renewal provisions in vendor agreements

USA - January 21 2016 Businesses of all kinds, and all sizes, enter into vendor agreements in the ordinary course of business. And like many third-party vendors, the types…

Was that trader really 'spoofing'? Focus on the statute’s words, not the regulator’s claims

USA - September 21 2016 Can trading pursuant to an algorithmic program properly be found to constitute “spoofing” in violation of CEA Section 4c(a)(5)(C): What constitutes…

Kent Knickmeyer.

Can a futures brokerage firm pay trailing commissions to an inactive AP or his estate?

USA - September 15 2016 Can a futures commission merchant (FCM) or other commodity futures industry registrant pay trailing commissions to a former associated person (AP)…