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December

  • CFTC APPROVES MONTREAL EXCHANGE'S FUTURES CONTRACT BASED ON THE S&P/TSE 60 STOCK INDEX FOR OFFER AND SALE IN THE UNITED STATES, 4348-99, December 9, 1999.
  • CFTC Proposes to Exempt Certain Commodity Trading Advisors from Registration, 4346-99, December 3, 1999.
  • CFTC Agricultural Advisory Committee to Hold Meeting, 4345-99, December 1, 1999.

November

  • CFTC Revamps Agricultural Trade Option Rules, 4344-99, November 30, 1999.
  • CFTC Announces Roundtable on Technology Issues, 4343-99, November 24, 1999.
  • CFTC Announces Roundtable to Discuss Regulation of Exchange-Traded Derivatives, 4342-99, November 24, 1999.
  • Court of Appeals for the Second Court Issues a Decision in Guttman v. CFTC, No. 98-4178, (2d Cir.),  4340-99, November 19, 1999.
  • CFTC Approves Actions to Advance Regulatory Reform, 4339-99, November 17, 1999.
  • Phyllis Cela Receives Presidential Rank Award, 4338-99, November 15, 1999.
  • CFTC Notifies the Coffee, Sugar & Cocoa Exchange of Results of a Rule Enforcement Review, 4334-99, November 8, 1999.
  • CFTC Staff Reports That U.S. Futures Markets Remain Global Competitors, 4333-99, November 4, 1999.
  • CFTC Announces the Appointment of Charles J. Sgro as Counsel for the Eastern Regional Office (New York), 4330-99, November 1, 1999.

October

  • CFTC Announces Appointment of John C. Lawton as Acting Director of the Division of Trading and Markets, 4326-99, October 19, 1999.
  • CFTC Announces the Appointment of C. Robert Paul as General Counsel, 4325-99  October 19, 1999.
  • CFTC Notifies the Chicago Mercantile Exchange of its Results of a Rule Enforcement Review, 4324-99, October 15, 1999.
  • CFTC Seeks Public Comment on the Cantor Financial Futures Exchange's Proposal to Establish Block Trading Procedures, 4322-99, October 5, 1999.
  • Rule Enforcement Review of National Futures Association's Disclosure Document Review Program for CPOs and CTAs, 4321-99, October 4, 1999.
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois Issues Decision in Commodity Trend Service, Inc., v. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, 4319-99, October 1, 1999.

September

  • CFTC Announces Release of 1999 Report on Exchange-Traded Derivatives in Developing Capital Markets, 4318-99, September 30, 1999.
  • CFTC Chairman Names Personal Staff, 4315-99, September 27, 1999.
  • CFTC Expands the Scope of Relief of the Rule 30.10 Order Issued to SIMEX to Include Transactions Entered Into on or Subject to the Rules of EUREX , 4313-99, September 16, 1999.

August

  • Use of Electronic Signatures by Customers of FCMs, Clients of CTAs and Commodity Pool Participants,  4309-99, August 30, 1999.
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission Proposes Revisions to Agricultural Trade Option Rules, 4306-99, August 25, 1999.
  • CFTC Proposes Amendments to Its Rules Governing the Offer and Sale of Foreign Futures and Options Contracts to United States Customers, 4304-99, August 20, 1999.
  • CFTC Seeks Public Comment on the Petition for Exemptive Relief Submitted by the Chicago Board of Trade, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and the New York Mercantile Exchange Pursuant to Section 4(c) of the Commodity Exchange Act, 4303-99, August 20, 1999.
  • William J. Rainer Sworn in as CFTC Chairman, 4302-99, August 11, 1999.
  • CFTC Issues Proposed Rules Regarding Performance Data and Disclosure for CTAs, 4296-99, August 2, 1999.

July

  • CFTC Notifies the Commodity Exchange, Inc. Division of the New York Mercantile Exchange of the Results of a Rule Enforcement Review, 4293-99, July 27, 1999.
  • Statement of  I. Michael Greenberger, Director, Division of Trading and Markets, 4292-99, July 23, 1999.
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission Issues Advisories and Delegation Order Regarding the Filing and Maintenance of Exchange Disciplinary or Access Denial Action Notices, 4291-99, July 23, 1999.
  • CFTC Proposes Sweeping Change to Its Approval Procedures for New Futures Contracts, 4290-99, July 20, 1999.
  • CFTC's Global Markets Advisory Committee to Meet on July 21, 1999, 4289-99, July 20, 1999.
  • CFTC Issues Proposed Amendments to Its Contract Market Rule Review and Approval Procedures, 4287-99, July 16, 1999.

June

  • Thomas J. Erickson Sworn in as CFTC Commissioner, 4279-99, June 21, 1999.
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission Year 2000 Contingency Planning for Commission Registrants, 24-99, June 7, 1999.
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission Provides Guidance to Commission Registrants Regarding Contingency Planning for Y2K, 4277-99, June 7, 1999.
  • CFTC Amends Order Granting the Chicago Board of Trade a Dual Trading Exemption for the Treasury Bond Futures Contract on its Project A Electronic Trading System to Include the Project A Ten-Year Treasury Note Futures Contract,  4276-99, June 7, 1999.
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission Issues Advisory on Alternative Execution, or Block Trading, Procedures for the Futures Industry, 4275-99, June 7, 1999.
  • CFTC Issues Order Regarding Access to Automated Boards of Trade, 4274-99, June 2, 1999.
  • CFTC Names David D. Spears Acting Chairman, 4273-99, June 2, 1999
  • CFTC Cancels June 3rd Open Meeting on Access to Automated Boards of Trade, 4272-99, June 2, 1999

May

  • Phyllis Cela Appointed Acting Director of Enforcement, 4270-99, May 26, 1999.
  • CFTC Reduces Rules on Contract Applications, 4268-99, May 25, 1999.
  • CFTC Adopts Amendments to Its Rules Governing Registration, Exemption and Disclosure by IBs, CPOs and CTAs Trading Foreign Futures and Option Contracts, 4267-99, May 25, 1999.
  • CFTC Issues Final Rules Amending Its Recordkeeping Requirements, 4266-99, May 24, 1999.
  • CFTC Streamlines Speculative Position Limit Rules, 4263-99, May 13, 1999.
  • CFTC's Global Markets Advisory Committee to Meet on May 12, 1999, 4261-99, May 4, 1999.

April

  • CFTC Extends Comment Period for Proposed Rules Concerning Access to Automated Boards of Trade, 4258-99, April 22, 1999.
  • Applicability of New Definitions of "Exemptive," "No-Action" and "Interpretative" Letters, 16-99, April 19, 1999.
  • CFTC's Agricultural Advisory Committee to Meet on April 21, 1999, 4256-99, April 21, 1999.
  • CFTC Notifies the Minneapolis Grain Exchange of Its Results of a Rule Enforcement Review, 4253-99, April 13, 1999.
  • CFTC Announces Roundtable on Proposed Rules on Access to Automated Boards of Trade, 4252-99, April 9, 1999.
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission Furthers Education Initiative Related to Agricultural Trade Options, 4251-99, April 7, 1999.

March

  • CFTC Approves Order Exempting Certain Swap Agreements Submitted for Clearing Through SwapClear from Most Provisions of the Commodity Exchange Act, 4247-99, March 23, 1999.
  • CFTC Issues Proposed Rules Concerning Order Routing and Electronic Access to Futures Exchanges Operating Primarily Outside the U.S., 4243-99, March 16, 1999.
  • CFTC Issues an Order Granting a Dual Trading Exemption to the Chicago Board of Trade's Treasury Bond Futures Contract on its Project A Electronic Trading System, 4240-99, March 3, 1999.
  • CFTC Announces Release of 1999 Staff Survey on Regulation of Over-the-Counter Derivatives Transactions, 4239-99, March 3, 1999.

February

  • The CFTC and the Portuguese Commissao Do Mercado De Valores Mobiliarios Sign MOU, 4234-99, February 4, 1999

January

  • Chairperson Brooksley Born Announces Her Intention Not to Seek Reappointment of a Second Term, 4231-99, January 19, 1999.
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission Approves the New York Mercantile Exchange's Proposal to Permit EFS Transaction, 4228-99, January 11, 1999.
  • Commodity Futures Trading Commission Proposes Revisions to Part 30 of Its Regulations, 4226-99, January 8, 1999.
  • CFTC Adopts Amendments to Its Rules Governing the Granting of a Temporary Lincense by the National Association, 4225-98, January 8, 1999.