Howard Capital Management has brought to NYSE Arca two exchange-traded funds that move funds between fixed-income securities and equities based on the performance of an equity index. The HCM Defender 500 Index ETF is linked to the S&P 500, while the HCM Defender 100 Index ETF is guided by the Nasdaq-100. ETF (10 Oct.)
By dropping special liquidity rules for US branches of foreign banks, the Federal Reserve has put Vice Chairman for Supervision Randal Quarles, who heads the Financial Stability Board, under pressure to persuade global regulators to back a system that helps the US, Neil Roland writes. MLex (subscription required) (11 Oct.)
Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman Heath Tarbert says he views cryptocurrency ether as a commodity and expects the CFTC to allow ether derivatives trading. "My guess is that you will see in the near future ether-related futures contracts and other derivatives potentially traded," he says. CoinDesk (UK) (10 Oct.)
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