Release Number 5882-10

August 30, 2010

CFTC to Begin Releasing Index Investment Data on a Monthly Basis

Washington, DC – The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today announced that it would begin releasing data on index investment in commodity futures markets on a monthly basis. The CFTC has been releasing the data on a quarterly basis since September 2009.

“Promoting the transparency of markets is at the core of the CFTC’s mission,” CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler said. “Releasing index investment data 12 times per year rather than on the previous quarterly basis enhances the public’s ability follow the overall participation of index accounts in futures markets. We will continue to look for ways to improve both agency and market transparency.”

The first monthly release of index investment data will occur on Tuesday, August 31, 2010, for data as of July 30, 2010.

Please refer to the Index Investment Data Explanatory Notes under Related Documents for additional information.

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Last Updated: August 30, 2010