position limit

Position Limit

In futures on foreign exchange, the largest position (either long or short) that an investor is permitted by his/her employer to take.

position limit

In futures and options trading, the maximum number of contracts that an individual or a group of individuals working together may hold. The position limit is determined by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission for futures or by the exchange on which the particular contract is traded. Compare trading limit.
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Gensler said new position limit rules could be proposed as soon as this fall.
These position limit rules reduce the extent to which a large investor can hedge against a decline in the market by buying index puts.
Exchange Scheduled to Introduce Remote Membership and Market Maker Program, to Qualify Prop Firms as Members and to Increase Position Limit for Investment Trusts
According to the court filing, the Lehman Brothers entities allowed that position limit and extended the credit without making even a perfunctory effort to determine whether Minmetals Non-Ferrous was creditworthy for such a substantial line of credit or whether it was financially capable of assuming the risks of such substantial trading.
The Mills Corporation options will open with position limit 5,000,000 shares.
CME Group commends the Commission and staff of the CFTC for their efforts to respond to the more than 13,000 comment letters filed on the CFTC's position limits proposal.
lt;strong>CFTC to move sharply on position limits in energy markets</strong>
is planning to introduce legislation that would subject all commodities to speculative position limits and compel foreign exchanges to share trading data and adopt U.
With Daley talking about a Chicago casino, with the horse racing tracks trying to get slot machines in Cook County, with the legislature disinclined to increase gaming position limits or lower taxes, the economics of the business could collapse.
The Associations believe that the Position Limits Rule may adversely impact commodities markets and market participants, including end-users, by reducing liquidity and increasing price volatility.
airlines, today submitted public comments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in support of the proposed rule on speculative position limits for certain energy contracts.
UltraShort MidCap400 ProShares options will open with strike prices of 45 - 60 (1 pt increments) and position limits of 7,500,000 shares.

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