Latest Speculation Stories

2012-07-06 00:45:20

The stock market should be regulated only during times of extraordinary financial disruptions when speculators can destroy healthy businesses, according to a new study led by a Michigan State University scholar. The study, in the Journal of Financial Economics, is one of the first to suggest when the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission should get involved in the market. The answer: rarely. The SEC should step in only when outside financial disruptions make it impossible for large...

2011-06-08 14:06:00

OAKLAND, Calif., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Hedge funds and other foreign speculators are increasing price volatility and supply insecurity in the global food system, according to a series of investigative reports released today by the Oakland Institute. The reports are based on the actual materials from these land deals and include investigation of investors, purchase contracts, business plans and maps never released before now. The "Understanding Land Investment Deals in Africa"...

2011-01-14 11:19:00

Proposed Position Limits Are Too Weak; Will Not Protect Consumers and Economy as Congress Intended WASHINGTON, Jan. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization representing the leading U.S. airlines, today urged the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) to further reduce speculative position limits for energy to protect consumers and prevent the negative impact of unwarranted price spikes on the country's...

2010-09-23 12:00:00

WEST CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- In a paper scheduled to be released to clients on Monday, September 27, 2010 at 12 Noon, Jonathan Hirtle, CEO of Hirtle, Callaghan & Co., Chief Investment Officers and one of the nation's largest privately held investment firms, summarizes the lessons learned from the 2008 financial crisis. In his quarterly assessment of the investing landscape, Hirtle points out the following: The single most important lesson from the 2008 financial...

2010-05-21 14:22:00

WASHINGTON, May 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association of America (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today applauded the U.S. Senate, and the strong leadership of Arkansas Sen. Blanche Lincoln, for new legislation to stop rampant speculation on Wall Street by passing the "Restoring American Financial Stability Act of 2010." "Today, Americans can claim a victory in the long, arduous and ongoing battle to reform financial market...

2010-04-23 14:06:00

WASHINGTON, April 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Air Transport Association (ATA), the industry trade organization for the leading U.S. airlines, today submitted public comments to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) in support of the proposed rule on speculative position limits for certain energy contracts. ATA comments make the following points: The proposed speculative position limits should be strengthened Excessive speculation distorts oil markets, causing higher prices...

2009-12-03 17:51:00

BEIJING, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- Long believed to provide a variety of health benefits, ginger, one of the most important ingredients in global cuisine, has seen increased demand in China during this flu season. The timing of this ginger demand increase coincides with supply shortages, effecting upward price pressures in a way that has speculators wondering about a potential repeat of the current demand hysteria over garlic. Garlic, also believed to have flu-fighting properties,...

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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.