CFTC Re-Proposes Speculative Position Limit Rules for Futures, Options and Swaps on Physical Commodities

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Mark D. Young Maureen A. Donley Prashina J. Gagoomal

On November 5, 2013, the CFTC voted to re-propose rules to establish speculative position limits for futures, options and economically equivalent swaps on certain agricultural, metal and energy commodities. If finalized, the rules would impose federal limits on speculative positions in each of 28 core referenced futures contracts as well as on speculative positions in futures, options and swaps that are directly or indirectly linked to these contracts.

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