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Lessons from History on Commodity Futures Trading Controversies

Public scrutiny of, and scepticism about, commodity futures markets has had a long tradition in both the United States and in Continental Europe, dating back to (at least) the last great era of globalisation in the 1890s. Over the past 120 years, two determinations have historically prevented futures trading from generally being heavily restricted.

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Hilary Till

Summary :

Public scrutiny of, and scepticism about, commodity futures markets has had a long tradition in both the United States and in Continental Europe, dating back to (at least) the last great era of globalisation in the 1890s. Over the past 120 years, two determinations have historically prevented futures trading from generally being heavily restricted.

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Type : Working paper
Date : 31/01/2012
Keywords :

Commodities