Commodity Exchange Act


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Commodity Exchange Act

Legislation in the United States, passed in 1936, that imposed regulations upon the trading of commodities as well as some futures and options. Among other things, the Act provides that any option on a commodity and all futures must occur on an exchange and not over-the-counter. This Act replaced the Grain Futures Act of 1922. See also: CFTC, New Deal, Onion Futures Act.
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The Commodity Exchange Act of 1936 introduced provisions to protect retail investors in agricultural futures.
The Commodity Exchange Act of 1936 and its predecessor the Grain Futures Act of 1922 were a response to the perceived problems of manipulation of grain markets that were particularly evident in the latter part of the nineteenth and early part of the twentieth centuries.
In the case of the Commodity Exchange Act, the objectives seem quite clear.
The Futures Trading Practices Act of 1992 provided the CFTC with explicit authority to exempt OTC derivatives from most provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act, including the exchange trading restriction that had posed the threat.
As permitted by the Commodity Exchange Act, CBOT will continue to prohibit EFFs, which would reduce transparency and price discovery in CBOT Treasury futures markets.
We understand, however, that the committee is concerned that these provisions may conflict with provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act and rules promulgated thereunder as well as provisions of the Bankruptcy Code.
The ETFS Asian Gold Trust, ETFS White Metals Basket Trust, ETFS Precious Metals Basket Trust, ETFS Gold Trust, ETFS Silver Trust, ETFS Palladium Trust and ETFS Platinum Trust are not investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or a commodity pool for purposes of the Commodity Exchange Act.
We also are concerned about existing impediments to innovation in this area, in particular, the so-called exclusivity provision of the Commodity Exchange Act.
Derivatives Clearing Organization (DCO) pursuant to the Commodity Exchange Act.
The ETFS Gold Trust, ETFS Silver Trust, ETFS Palladium Trust, ETFS Platinum Trust , ETFS Precious Metals Basket Trust & ETFS White Metals Basket Trusts are not investment companies registered under the Investment Company Act of 1940 or commodity pools for purposes of the Commodity Exchange Act.
House Committee on Agriculture Tuesday to discuss proposed changes to the Commodity Exchange Act.
On behalf of these investors, the lawsuit alleges violations of the anti-manipulation provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act.

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