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Summary of the Rule for Large Trader Reporting for Physical Commodity Swaps

WHAT'S THE RULE? Under Dodd-Frank, large traders are required to report position data for physical commodity swaps and futures directly to the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. The data will be used to implement a new framework to impose position limits on commodity trading, intended to curb excessive speculation that has increased prices for food and oil. The data has to be grouped into price-related sets to calculate the position limits.