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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On 9 February, this was followed by the "revision of regulations related to ex-post margin system and position limit".
"There are now reports that Lenny Organ, the son of Harvey Organ (who recently testified at the CFTC gold and silver position limit hearings), was able to enter the vault of ScotiaMocatta (Canada's only bullion bank vault) and see that shockingly, it contained roughly 60,000 ounces of silver and gold that he estimated as being worth approximately $100 million.
Three of the top five aren't even here - Position Limit, Wickedly Perfect and Rigoletta are all sidelined.
In order to check undue concentration in a particular security and to prevent manipulation, the committee has proposed scrip wise position limit.
In particular, the commission's Notice on Proposed Rulemaking contains so-called "crowding out" provisions that mean that hedgers who receive an exemption from the position limit can hold no speculative positions at all.
16 announced settlement with the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) over charges that the co-op manipulated Class III milk futures contracts and exceeded a speculative position limit. The settlement ends the CFTC's investigation into DFA's trading activities on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) in 2004.
Trading in the OTC market has no position limit at all and is largely not subject to federal oversight.
(34 kg) and a metal tracking feature, which tracks the pouring arm as the sensors contact the metal and aborts the cycle if the ladle exceeds the programmable position limit.
Thus, to the extent position limits on index options forced investors away from the options market and into secret dynamic hedging strategies, the government's position limit restrictions may have unwittingly exacerbated the market's decline.
The Order finds that on November 29, 2017, Elephas held a net long position in the Chicago Board of Trades December 2017 soft red winter wheat futures contract of more than 1,000 contracts in excess of the spot month speculative position limit established by the CFTC.
Espenilla Jr., however said that for now, they could leave the rule on banks' net open foreign exchange position limit as is.
The CFTC's first attempt at position limit rules for all commodity futures markets under Dodd-Frank was passed after a highly contentious and public debate in October 2011.

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