Wash Trades

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CME Strikes Revisions to Wash Trade Advisory Notice Regarding Block Trades

On January 6, the CME Group Exchanges (CME Group) issued an amended Advisory Notice on wash trades, which removes language prohibiting block trades between accounts with the same beneficial ownership. As reported in the...more

CME Issues Revisions to Wash Trade Advisory Notice

On December 17, the CME Group Exchanges (CME Group) issued Market Regulation Advisory Notice RA1411-5 to provide updated guidance on wash trades. The Advisory Notice revises portions of the frequently asked questions section...more

Illegal “Wash Sales” in Futures Contracts Result in $35 Million Fine

On December 18, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a Consent Order against a foreign bank (the “Bank”), imposing a civil monetary penalty of $35 million and enjoining future violations by...more

Chicago Mercantile Exchange Issues Advisory Notice on Wash Trades

On November 19, the CME Group Exchanges issued Market Regulation Advisory Notice RA0913-5R regarding the prohibition on wash trades. The Advisory Notice defines a “wash trade” as “a form of fictitious trade in which a...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume VIII, Issue 45

In this issue: - SEC Chair Mary Jo White Outlines Potential Changes to “Accredited Investor” Definition - CFTC Issues Final Rules for Systemically Important Derivatives Clearing Organizations - CFTC...more

CFTC Seeks Public Comment on Wash Trade Advisory

On July 15, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission published a request for public comment on a Market Regulation Advisory Notice related to wash trades that was proposed on July 9 by the Chicago Mercantile Exchange, Chicago...more

Tax Talk -- Volume 6, No. 2 -- July 2013

In This Issue: IRS Leaves Potential REIT Conversions Hanging; IRS Proposes to Relax Wash Sale Rules for Floating NAV Money Market Fund Share Redemptions; IRS Confirms Mexican Land Trust Is Not Trust Under U.S. Tax Law;...more

CFTC Seeks Comment On Guidance Concerning Illegal Wash Trades

On July 15, 2013, the CFTC sought comments on a proposed CME Group Market Regulation Advisory (Advisory) providing guidance and answering frequently asked questions on wash trades....more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - July 19, 2013

In this issue: - SEC Extends Interim Final Temporary Rule for Broker-Dealers Engaging in a Retail Forex Business - FINRA Announces Targeted Examination Letter Regarding High-Frequency Trading - CFTC...more

CFTC Reiterates That “Wash Trades” Are “Grave Violations” In Penalizing Two Experienced Traders For Wash Trading

On Monday, April 29, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission reiterated that wash trades (transactions without intent to take genuine, bona fide positions in the market, such as simultaneous purchases and sales designed to...more

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