Posts tagged speculation

Government Can’t Stamp Out Great Ideas

A long time ago, I was on the CME/PAC. Often, legislators from Washington DC would come to CME and tour the floor. After the tour, we’d get to meet them, take our photos with them, and talk frankly about business …






Position Limits on Capitol Hill

Here we go again. Some lawmakers want to enact stricter position limits on speculators to try and stem the oil price rise. It’s stupid logic that won’t go away. Bart Chilton advocated for position limits on all commodities and by …






Trip to the Grocery Store Costs You More

As if Americans haven’t noticed, their trip to the grocery store over the past couple of years has cost them more. How much more? Between 12-20% depending on what you purchase. Why? There are a few reasons, and a few …






Government Turns Both Barrels on Honest Business

If you were not outraged by the malpractice at the CFTC over the past few years before, you ought to be now. It’s so bad that socialist Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont is trying to carry their water for them. …






Oil Speculation

On virtually every business channel these days you will see someone spout off about those evil speculators profiting by driving up oil prices. I would like to remind them of a few things: 1.  For every buyer there is a …