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

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12/15/2017
CFTC Talks EP022: 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: 25:51
12/08/2017
CFTC Talks EP021: FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee


This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on FERC Chairman Neil Chatterjee. We talk energy regulation, electricity grid, renewables and cyber security for key energy infrastructures in the United States. Duration: 25:06
12/06/2017
CFTC Talks EP020: Roundtable with CFTC leaders on Bitcoin


This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on a roundtable panel made up of CFTC leaders to discuss what Bitcoin is, what the self-certification process of new contracts on Bitcoin is, and what the CFTC role in regulating the new derivatives contracts is. Panelists include: LabCFTC’s Daniel Gorfine, DMO’s Amir Zaidi, DCR’s Brian Bussey and DSIO’s Matt Kulkin. All done in effort to help us understand the markets we watch, and commodities. Duration: 30:41
12/01/2017
CFTC Talks EP019: CEA Chairman Kevin Hassett
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This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisors, Kevin Hassett. We discuss what tax reform will do for economic growth, how regulatory reform will act to reduce business costs, and what will be the 2018 economic focus for the White House. Duration: 24:57
11/29/2017
CFTC Talks EP018: Barry Ritholtz, CIO and Chairman Ritholtz Wealth Management


#CFTCTalks has Bloomberg view contributor and blogger at The Big Picture, Barry Ritholtz, on to talk markets and big ideas, how ETFs are impacting volatility, who bailed out Apple, and why 2018 will be about wages. Duration: 35:57
11/24/2017
CFTC Talks EP017: Derek Scissors, AEI resident scholar on Chinese and Indian Economies


#CFTCTalks with @AEI Derek Scissors on US & #China trade and what to look for in 2018 from @USTradeRep on #NAFTA Duration: 27:10
11/17/2017
CFTC Talks EP016: Jack Ablin, Chief Investment Officer BMO Private Bank


#CFTCTalks has #BMO Private Bank’s Chief Investment Officer Jack Ablin. We covered a wide range of key market topics and what to anticipate in 2018. Low vol, #stocks #commodities & #Bitcoin all discussed. Duration: 25:10
11/10/2017
CFTC Talks EP015: 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’re going to do, how we’re going to do it and why we’re doing it. Check it out! Duration: 09:05
11/03/2017
CFTC Talks EP014: Daniel Gorfine, CFTC Chief Innovation Officer


#CFTCTalks we bring on Daniel Gorfine, CFTC’s Chief Innovation Officer. We cover #fintech virtual currencies, #Blockchain distributed ledger technology #DLT and #Smartcontracts. Duration: 29:52
10/27/2017
CFTC Talks EP013: Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President of American Action Forum


This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on President of the American Action Forum and former CBO Director Douglas Holtz-Eakin. We cover why tax reform matters, what are the key areas to watch, and when will it get produced. Mr. Holtz-Eakin also shares what it was like to be at the White House during the 9/11 attack and what they learned on how to re-start economic growth. Duration: 23:10
10/20/2017
CFTC Talks EP012: CFTC Director of International Affairs Eric Pan


This week on CFTC Talks, we bring on CFTC Director of International Affairs Eric Pan. We cover all the key international issues: equivalence, deference and the big new agreement between the US and EU. Check out the press conference here: goo.gl/BKghEi Duration: 20:21
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