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precious metals

JP Morgan Fined $920 Million Related to Spoofing Charges

Two US regulators, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), along with the US Department of Justice (DoJ) have levied fines totalling $920.2 million on JP Morgan over spoofing activities conducted by former traders in precious metals futures and US Treasury cash markets. The authorities say the activities of […]

Deutsche Traders Guilty in Spoofing Case

Two former Deutsche Bank precious metals traders have been found guilty in a Chicago court of spoofing precious metals markets. James Vorley and Cedric Chanu were convicted of three and seven counts of wire fraud respectively, however they were cleared of conspiracy charges. Vorley, who was based in London, and Chanu, who worked in both […]

Edgewater Markets Touts Metals Success

Edgewater Markets has announced in a release that it handled $500 million in daily volume in spot gold and silver during the first half of 2020 – something the firm says is a significant year-on-year increase. With servers in LD4, NY4, and TY3, the firm offers spot gold and silver to its institutional clients with […]

CFTC Clobbers Bank of Nova Scotia with $127 Million Spoofing Fine

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission has issued three Orders filing and settling charges against Bank of Nova Scotia for spoofing in precious metals futures, making false statements to US regulators and  for compliance and oversight failures. The bank has been fined a total of $127.4 million. The first two orders require Scotia to pay […]

US Charges Former JPM Traders with Spoofing

The US Department of Justice and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) have charged five traders with spoofing and market manipulation offences in precious metals. Gregg Smith, Michael Nowak and Christopher Jordan were all charged for their alleged participation in a racketeering conspiracy and other federal crimes in connection with what the authorities claim was the […]

And Another Thing…

Spoofing is a strange thing; some could argue it is part of a best execution policy when trying to fill a very large order, others that it is criminal activity, and both would have valid points – but is it fraud? I have no wish to get into the legal technicalities, especially around US law, […]

CFTC Files Spoofing Charges Against Three Banks, Five Individuals

The US Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has filed a total of eight charges against three banks and five individuals for spoofing in precious metals markets as well as other futures contracts.
The Commission issued orders filing and settling charges against Deutsche Bank, requiring it to pay a $30 million fine; UBS, which is to pay a $15 million fine; and HSBC, which will pay $1.6 million. All three banks consented to the orders without admitting or denying any of the accusations.