If Rep. Maxine Waters becomes chair of the House Financial Services Committee she may not be able to undo Republicans' deregulation efforts, but she could still hurt the nation's economic growth, says GOP Rep. Jeb Hensarling.
J. Christopher Giancarlo, Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) chairman, discusses the sell-off in markets and the stability in trading.
The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note is back up above 3.2 percent.
When it comes to the oversight of cryptocurrencies, regulators need to avoid inhibiting innovation, yet be vigilant against manipulation, said U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo.
Financial firms are adding new funds to access blockchain technology and cryptocurrency investment trends. Invest only what you can afford to lose, advisors say.
Altaira's Ralph Acampora says if the market breaks certain levels, the game is over for Trump honeymoon. Invesco's Kristina Hooper on why turmoil in Europe could be bullish for bonds. And how one trader is playing the crumbling crude trade. With CNBC's Jackie DeAngelis and the Futures Now Traders, Scott Nations and Brian Stutland, both at the CME.
Bitcoin has held up relatively well this week despite negative headlines about regulatory crackdowns.
CNBC's Bob Pisani reports on comments from CFTC about regulating cryptocurrencies.
The ecosystem around bitcoin is still changing, but the CFTC chairman says the popular cryptocurrency shows traces of a security, a commodity and a digital coin.
Chris Giancarlo, Commodity Futures Trading Commission commissioner, discusses regulating bitcoin and whether the coin is a security or a currency.
Increased regulatory scrutiny, Google banning cryptocurrency-related ads, and continued bitcoin selling by the trustee of Mt.Gox, was behind the fall in cryptocurrency prices.
CFTC Commissioner Brian Quintenz says adding some regulation to the crypto market is a good thing.
Gold was near one-week high as Italian elections and fears over inflation hikes and a looming trade war tamped the dollar.
The VIX, often called the market's fear index, has been "suspect for at least seven years," says Bart Chilton, former CFTC commissioner.
Gold prices rose on Monday as the dollar slipped, but gains are expected to be capped ahead of inflation data from the U.S. this week.
There are concerns that some VIX products could be banned or greatly curtailed by regulators.
Gold edged up on Monday, clawing back some lost ground, as a softer tone to the dollar took some pressure off the metal.
Regulators have targeted high-speed trading as an area where manipulative trading occurs.
Some users have made tens of thousands of dollars betting on politics at website PredictIt.
The CFTC has charged Patrick McDonnell and his company CabbageTech for engaging in a fraudulent virtual currency scheme.