Current Issues

CFTC Commissioner J. Christopher Giancarlo Keynote Address At ACSA

Keynote Address of CFTC Commissioner J

DSG SUMMARY POSITION LIMITS SUPPLEMENTAL PROPOSAL

TUESDAY, 2016 MAY 31 - DELTA STRATEGY GROUP: On May 26, 2016, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) voted unanimously to issue for public comment a supplement to its December 2013 position limits proposal.  Please find attached a summary of the supplemental proposal prepared by Delta Strategy Group.  The summary includes: General background and important aspects [...]

DSG: CFTC Approves Supplement to Position Limits Proposal

TUESDAY, 2016 MAY 31 - DELTA STRATEGY GROUP: Friday, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC or Commission) voted unanimously to issue for public comment a supplement to its December 2013 position limits proposal that will: Provide a new process for exchanges to recognize certain positions in commodity derivative contracts as non-enumerated bona fide hedges [...]

China Rolls Out Cotton Reserve Auction Plan

  FRIDAY, 2016-April 15:   Today, April 15th, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) and the Ministry of Finance (MOF) jointly issued a notice to regularly auction off national cotton reserves.  We summarized the highlights for your review and further internal distribution as you see appropriate.   We will follow an analysis next week.   [...]

China Cotton Market Report-March 2016

  MONDAY 2016-MAR 28:   The U.S. was ranked as the second largest cotton supplier to China in February. By the end of February, Chinese cotton imports totaled 151,812 MT, a decline of 52.61 percent y/y.  U.S. cotton was ranked as the fourth with a total quantity of 22,073 MT, accounting for 14.54 percent of [...]

Conaway: Agriculture Secretary Can Relieve Crisis in Cotton Country

Conaway: Agriculture Secretary Can Relieve Crisis in Cotton Country   By Chairman K. Michael Conaway Cotton farmers in America are facing a crisis. Extreme drought, predatory trade practices by countries like China and India, and the lack of a viable safety net are threatening the livelihoods of thousands of American farm families. While the general [...]