CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler

CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler

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“We have no ability at this point in time to monitor markets, to do surveillance and investigations,” Gary Gensler, chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), said in an interview. “We’re but a skeleton staff. In many departments we have no people at all. And in others, we have people to just insure the technology and property is secure.”