Release Number 5782-10

Release: 5782-10
For Release: February 23, 2010

CFTC to Hold Public Meeting to Examine Futures and Options Trading in the Metals Markets

Washington, DC – United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Chairman Gary Gensler today announced that the agency will hold a public meeting on March 25, 2010, to examine the trading of futures and options in the precious and base metals markets.

The meeting will be open to the public and will be webcast via the Internet. In addition, audio of the meeting will be available via a listen-only conference call.

“This month’s meeting will be part of our ongoing look into how the Commission regulates futures and options markets on commodities of finite supply,” Chairman Gensler said. “Our July and August hearings on energy futures and options markets were very informative. We look forward to again hearing from interested members of the public on the important metals markets.”

The meeting participants and a call-in information will be announced in the coming weeks.


Open Meeting to Examine Metals Futures and Options Markets


CFTC Hearing Room, 1155 21st Street, NW, Washington, DC


Thursday, March 25, 2010
9:00 am EST

Media Contacts
Scott Schneider

R. David Gary

Last Updated: April 2, 2010