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

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10/13/2017
CFTC Talks EP011: Congressman Mike Conaway (R-TX, 11th District), Chairman of House Agriculture Committee



This week on CFTC Talks, we have part 2 of a 2 part series on agriculture. This week, we bring on Congressman Mike Conaway, Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture. We discussed 2018 Farm Bill, problems for US agriculture, and advances in Ag tech including precision farming and yield production. Duration: 24:52
10/06/2017
CFTC Talks EP010: Senator Pat Robert (R,KS), Chairman of Senate Agriculture Committee



This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on Senator Pat Roberts (R,KS), Chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee. We discussed 2018 Farm Bill, problems for US agriculture, and advances in Ag tech. Duration: 18:13
09/22/2017
CFTC Talks EP009: Citi Global Head of Commodity Research Ed Morse



This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on Citi’s Global Head of Commodity Research Ed Morse. We discuss what’s driving the markets we watch: energy, ag, & softs. We review major changes in the market structure and what Mr. Morse reviews every day to understand the markets. Duration: 29:41
09/15/2017
CFTC Talks EP008: Harvard Law Prof. Hal Scott



This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on Harvard Law Prof. Hal Scott, author of "Connectedness and Contagion." We cover the 2008 financial crisis, what happened and what regulation has done since. Has regulation made the US financial system safer and at what cost? What is the future direction for fin reg? We cover it all and what it was like to work at the Supreme Court when US v. Nixon was happening! Duration: 25:21
09/08/2017
CFTC Talks EP007: Risk Pulse Chief Meteorologist Jon Davis



This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on someone with 30 years of covering weather: Risk Pulse Chief Meteorologist Jon Davis. We discuss changes in weather patterns, Hurricane Harvey, Hurricane Irma and what
it means for commodities & energy. Duration: 23:43
09/01/2017
CFTC Talks EP006: JP Morgan head economist Jim Glassman



This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on JP Morgan’s head economist Jim Glassman. We cover the biggest risks for the US and global economies. What is the Fed’s goal with monetary policy and what would cause the biggest problem for the markets? Duration: 24:48
08/25/2017
CFTC Talks EP005: CFTC Director of Enforcement James McDonald



This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on new CFTC Director of Enforcement James McDonald. We cover his unique background (Enron and Genovese family), his approach to enforcement and his vision for the CFTC DOE. Duration: 22:28
08/18/2017
CFTC Talks EP004: CFRA Chief Investment Strategist Sam Stovall



This week on CFTC Talks we bring on Sam Stovall, Chief Investment Strategist of US Equity Strategy at CFRA (formally S&P Capital IQ). We cover the top 3 market themes/narratives, central bank policy, and tax reform as they impact the financial markets. Duration: 25:19
08/11/2017
CFTC Talks EP003: CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo



This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on CFTC Chairman Christopher Giancarlo. We cover why derivatives markets matter for everyone at home, what his vision for the agency will be and where will future trends develop. Duration: 25:24
08/10/2017
CFTC Talks EP002: OCC Acting Comptroller Keith Noreika



This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on Acting Comptroller of the Currency Keith Noreika. We talk banks, regulations, and the biggest risks for the banking system. We also cover key areas like fintech, new on-line banks and the lack of new banks in the U.S. Duration: 16:01
08/10/2017
CFTC Talks EP001: Why a Government Podcast and Why It Matters



CFTC Talks is a new podcast for the agency. We’re going to cover all topics impacting the markets we regulate to help us better understand the market narrative, what’s driving the markets and what to expect in the future. In this first podcast, we cover what we are going to do, how we’re going to do it and why we’re doing it. Check it out! Duration: 8:38