CFTC Talks EP037: Dr. Scott Irwin University of Illinois, speculation expert

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This week on CFTC Talks, we have University of Illinois Prof. Scott Irwin, an expert in speculation in the commodity markets. We talk about how trading and speculation have radically changed over the last 5 years and why Ag prices remain low. Also, we discuss his recent paper, “Trilogy for trouble shooting convergence: manipulation, structural imbalance and storage rates.”

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