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CFTC Talks covers all topics and areas impacting the markets the agency regulates.

10/26/2018
CFTC Talks EP069: CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo Cross Border Regulation 2.0
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This week on CFTC Talks, we speak with CFTC Chairman Chris Giancarlo and review his white paper, “Cross-Border Swaps Regulation Version 2.0.” At the FIA Expo conference, the Chairman states, "If a satisfactory resolution cannot be found, the CFTC will have no choice but to consider a range of readily available steps to protect U.S. markets and market participants. Be assured that the CFTC has a range of options.”
Duration: 28:02
10/19/2018
CFTC Talks EP068: Dallas Federal Reserve President Rob Kaplan
This week on CFTC Talks, we have on special guest Dallas Federal Reserve President and CEO Rob Kaplan. We had a wide ranging discussion covering the US economy, FOMC monetary policy, oil and technology.
Duration: 29:47
10/12/2018
CFTC Talks EP067: FIA CEO Walt Lukken
This week on CFTC Talks podcast, we review the state of the futures and options industry with FIA CEO Walt Lukken. We cover the markets, fintech and the upcoming FIA Expo in Chicago. We’ll hit big themes of shrinking FCMs, lack of investment in technology and cross border trading.
Duration: 29:35
10/05/2018
CFTC Talks EP066: Coincenter.org Peter Van Valkenburgh
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This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on Coincenter.org Director of Research Peter Van Valkenburgh. We discuss the key new innovation underneath bitcoin: the consensus mechanism. Curious how bitcoins are created and why there’s a limit? Listen and find out. This show was originally broadcast on 12/28/2017.
Duration: 37:44
09/28/2018
CFTC Talks EP065: University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong Part Two
This week on CFTC Talks, we have on University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong for a two-part interview. On part one, we discuss his (with several co-authors) recent papers on blockchain, cryptos and smart contracts: “Tokenomics: Dynamic Adoption and Valuation” and “Blockchain Disruption and Smart Contracts.” We discuss how blockchains and smart contracts may be used to collude. In part two, we discuss his recent travels to 10 different global conferences on Blockchain/smart contracts/cryptos and what he learned each one.
Duration: 20:21
09/26/2018
CFTC Talks EP064: FlashCast CFTC Chris Ehrman
On Wednesday, we’re doing a CFTC Talks FlashCast, a shorter podcast on a single subject. And we bring on CFTC Director Whistleblower Office Chris Ehrman to discuss recent awards of $45 million and how this contributes to trust in the financial markets.
Duration: 10:29
09/21/2018
CFTC Talks EP063: University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong Part One
This week on CFTC Talks, we have on University of Chicago Prof. Will Cong for a two-part interview. On part one, we discuss his (with several co-authors) recent papers on blockchain, cryptos and smart contracts: “Tokenomics: Dynamic Adoption and Valuation” and “Blockchain Disruption and Smart Contracts.” We discuss how blockchains and smart contracts may be used to collude. In part two, we discuss his recent travels to 10 different global conferences on Blockchain/smart contracts/cryptos and what he learned each one.
Duration: 31:52
09/14/2018
CFTC Talks EP062: Natixis Chief Economist Joe LaVorgna
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This week on CFTC Talks, we have on Natixis chief economist Joe LaVorgna. We discuss the latest US unemployment data and how this impacts monetary policy in the United States. How far will the FOMC raise rates in 2018 and 2019? What are the key factors to watch going forward? Is there a recession on the horizon?
Duration: 26:08
09/12/2018
CFTC Talks EP061: FlashCast CFTC Chris Goodenow
On Wednesday, we’re doing a CFTC Talks FlashCast, a shorter podcast on a single subject. And we bring on CFTC Market Intelligence Branch’s Chris Goodenow to discuss his research entitled, “Impact of U.S. Tight Oil on NYMEX WTI Futures.” The MIB team conducted research on activity in the New York Mercantile Exchange (“NYMEX”) Light Sweet Crude Oil futures contract (“WTI”) to determine what effect, if any, the growth of tight oil1 in the United States had on usage of the contract. DMO staff analyzed trading volume and open interest across all listed expirations from January 3, 2003 to March 30, 2018.
Duration: 10:54
09/07/2018
CFTC Talks EP060: JPMorgan Sandie O’Connor
This week on CFTC Talks, we dive into the key interest rate market issue of Libor and SOFR with $200 trillion in contracts impacted. Will SOFR replace Libor? What are the key differences in the two rates? Is there a date in the future the transition will happen? All these questions answered and more!
Duration: 28:47