The Derivative Project

Congressman Peterson

Labor Day and The Significance, to the 2012 Election Debates, of Last Friday’s Federal Suit Against the Banks

“When the American people come to understand what Wall Street did to them, they will be so angry”.                —Congressman Collin Peterson, (D-MN) February 2009 The American people have yet to be told the truth about the 2008 financial crisis. In early February 2009,…

“My Farmers are Beginning to Think this Tool is a speculative vehicle…”

At the CFTC Agricultural Advisory Committee meeting last Thursday morning, an agricultural advisory participant stated to the Committee, including Chair of the CFTC Gary Gensler, “My farmers are beginning to think this tool is a speculative vehicle–it really is a struggle.” The first point of discussion at the CFTC meeting…

Congressman Peterson Speaks This Morning On End Users and Derivatives Transparency

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing this morning on: Hearing to Review Implementation of Title VII of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act Here is Ranking Committee Member, Congressman Collin Peterson’s opening statement, from this Hearing this morning, that touches on the now-recognized issue of end…