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Futures Industry News - June 2010
- Financial reform bill sinks box-office futures: [2010 Jun 29 12:30 PM] Despite the Commodity Futures Trading Commission's approval of not one but two separate box office futures proposals, it appears unlikely that traders will see such a market any time soon. The financial reform bill awaiting final approval by the House and Senate will ban any contracts based on box office receipts. Read more
- CFTC approves box office receipt futures proposal: [2010 Jun 16 02:43 PM] After a delay last week, the Commodity Futures Trading Commision approved the proposal for "Weekend Motion Picture Revenue" futures and options contracts submitted by Media Derivatives, Inc. Read more
- New futures index tracks dollar against currency basket: [2010 Jun 10 10:54 AM] CME Group and Dow Jones Indexes announced the launch of a new index called the Dow Jones CME FX$INDEX on Tuesday, which they say will give futures brokers and traders a more efficient way to trade global currencies against the U.S. dollar. Read more
- Further delay on fate of silver screen futures: [2010 Jun 09 02:57 PM] Futures brokers and commodities traders looking to place a bet on the success or failure of specific movies will have to wait another week to find out the fate of the proposed box office futures contracts, according to the LATimes and other news sources. Read more
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