CFTC casually mentions other futures firms probably close to failing

Discussion in 'Wall St. News' started by western, Dec 8, 2011.

  1. western


    Here is a nice tidbit from a businessweek article today.

    "Asked whether the CFTC thought other futures merchants like MF Global could also face bankruptcy, Sommers said there is no “watch list” for potential failures.

    “I’m sure there are firms that may be close to the margins,” she said."

    Sommers is one of the 5 CFTC commissioners.
  2. Visaria


    Cockroach Theory: if you see one 'roach, it's a good bet that there's another one around as well.
  3. Not a bet anyone would fade.

  4. rew


    I wish there was a way to know if my broker is one of the roaches.
  5. CFTC - Lets worry more about the meaningless small stuff so we feel like we're still adequate.

  6. If its is publicly traded look at the stock price chart. also compare chart to peer company stock charts.