The CME bumps up margin requirements on Swiss franc futures by a total of 50%. On Wednesday, the...


The CME bumps up margin requirements on Swiss franc futures by a total of 50%. On Wednesday, the Exchange will raise margins for hedgers and speculators each by 25%, followed by an additional 25% again on Friday.
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  • buybuybear
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    When does this intervention ever stop......... Treasuries have been rallying too... can we get a margin requirement hike on those as well... what a crock!
    6 Sep 2011, 08:10 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    Hey gold is back to near $1900 earlier today. Expect a couple more margin hikes there. Pretty soon they'll stop all long options and only allow naked shorting of gold.
    6 Sep 2011, 08:30 PM Reply Like
  • Canary Cash
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    "sorry, park your inflation bucks somewhere else buddy"...
    6 Sep 2011, 08:34 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    Huh?
    6 Sep 2011, 09:30 PM Reply Like
  • Canary Cash
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    that didn't make sense really, since it will cause inflation (the peg)...but by 'inflation bucks' I meant QE money...which also does not make sense exactly...
    6 Sep 2011, 09:44 PM Reply Like
  • fxmaven
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    O-bumma may just ban gold altogether before the keynesian explosion, let's see what happens then..
    6 Sep 2011, 08:50 PM Reply Like
  • catamount
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    OMG, like, run for your lives!!!
    6 Sep 2011, 09:12 PM Reply Like
  • WMARKW
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    Black Market.. I'll look like Mr. T. did with 12 pounds of necklaces.
    6 Sep 2011, 09:31 PM Reply Like
  • fxmaven
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    keynesian endgame coming closer every day. i'm willing to bet that americans will prefer fake union jobs on printed fiat over shumpeterian creative destruction anyday.

     

    I just made a bet that USA will have forced mortgage modifications and bank bailouts by december 2012, gold to $2,500. not only is ben a professional but a professionally insane money printer.
    6 Sep 2011, 09:35 PM Reply Like
  • untrusting investor
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    Don't trade currency futures. Anybody care to post what the margin requirements were before the margin hikes and what they will be afterwards. Thanks.
    6 Sep 2011, 09:26 PM Reply Like
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