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CFTC’S Chilton Urges Position Limits, High-Frequency Trade Curbs

U.S. regulators should move quickly to set position limits in energy and metals markets required by the Dodd-Frank financial regulation law, Commodity Futures Trading Commissioner Bart Chilton said.

“The law provides no such authority for regulators to delay the imposition of these limits,” Chilton said today in remarks prepared for the High Frequency Trading USA 2010 Conference in New York. “There is no regulatory escape valve.”