3,334Apr 4, 2012
Gas Prices and Speculation
The House Democratic Steering Committee heard testimony on the impact of Wall Street speculators on gas prices. Among the topics they addressed were production capacity in the U.S., the affect ...
183Aug 30, 2011
Government Preparations for Weather Emergencies
Michael Greenberger talked about governmental, corporate and institution sector preparations for weather emergencies, and he .responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics ...
837Jun 30, 2010
2008 Financial Crisis and Derivatives, Day 1, Academics Panel
Academics testified about derivative trading and the 2008 financial crisis. They provided background information and an overview of derivative trading markets, credit default swaps, and ...
624May 15, 2009
Regulation of Financial Derivatives
Michael Greenberger talked about the Obama Administration’s plan to change rules regarding “derivatives” (financial contracts that are based on the value of a commodity), and he ...
352Feb 2, 2009
Derivatives Markets Transparency and Accountability
Witnesses testified about commodities markets and their impact on the U.S. economy. Among the topics they addressed were regulation of futures and commodity markets, speculative trading, credit ...
1,035Jun 23, 2008
Oil Price Speculation
A hearing was held to examine whether market speculation is inflating the price of crude oil above underlying supply and demand, and whether Congress needs to improve regulatory oversight to stop ...
1,744Jun 3, 2008
Energy Market Manipulation
A hearing was held on energy market manipulation and federal enforcement regimes. Topics included the current state of the oil and gas markets and their impact on consumers, as well as key ...