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Gary Gensler's Wish List


How the chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission would reshape the financial system

NO EXEMPTIONS TO THE RULES

Gensler would toughen legislation passed by the House in December so that even derivatives traded by nonfinancial companies would go through clearinghouses.

ENCOURAGE MORE COMPETITION

The CFTC boss would like to break up the control that five big U.S. banks have over derivative trading by making all pricing information publicly available.

CURB THE EXTREMES IN OIL PRICES

Gensler wants to dampen speculation by limiting the energy futures that traders can buy. His push follows concerns in Congress that speculators helped drive oil prices to a record high in 2008.


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