Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition
Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition

What is the Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition (CMOC)?

The Commodity Markets Oversight Coalition is an independent, non-partisan and non-profit alliance of groups that represents commodity-dependent industries, businesses and end-users, including average American consumers, that rely on functional, transparent and competitive commodity derivatives markets as a hedging and price discovery tool. The coalition advocates in favor of government policies that promote stability and confidence in the commodities markets, that seek to prevent fraud, manipulation and excessive speculation, and that preserve the interests of bona fide hedgers and consumers.

CMOC Letters

Letter to FTC - September 7, 2011

Letter on Spot Month Limits - September 1, 2011

Letter on Spot Month Limits - September 1, 2011

One Year Anniversary of Wall Street Reform - July 21, 2011

Letter Opposing HR 1573 - May 2, 2011

Letter On CFTC Commissioner To President - March 18, 2011

CFTC Funding Letter (Senate) - February 8, 2011

CFTC Funding Letter (House) - February 8, 2011

Letter to CFTC/SEC On Funding - December 7, 2010

Letter On Regulated Investment Company Modernization Act - November 24, 2010

Letter To Senator Lincoln - August 5, 2010

Letter To Chairman Peterson - August 5, 2010

Letter On Conference Report For Financial Reform - June 29, 2010

House & Senate Conference On Financial Reform - June 23, 2010

Letter To Conferees On Financial Reform - June 16, 2010

Letter Urging Support For Amendments To Strengthen Derivatives Reform - May 19, 2010

Letter To Senator Cantwell - May 6, 2010

Letter To Sens. Reid & McConnell - May 4, 2010

Letter To Sen. Reid On Derivatives Reform - April 23, 2010

Letter To Sen. Agriculture Committee On Derivatives Reform - March 25, 2010

Letter To Chairman Peterson Recognizing His Efforts - December 10, 2009

Letter To Sens. Boxer & Kerry On Cap and Trade - October 30, 2009

Letter To Rep. Peterson To Address Commodities Reform - October 8, 2009

Letter To Sen. Lincoln On Assuming Chairmanship - October 8, 2009

Letter To Commissioner Sommers On CFTC Global Markets Advisory Committee - September 28, 2009

Follow Up To Congress On 06/03/2009 CMOC Letter - August 5, 2009

Letter To CFTC Chairman Gensler On Hearings - August 5, 2009

Letter On American Clean Energy & Security Act - June 26, 2009

Letter To Rep. Peterson On HR 977 - June 23, 2009

Letter Urging Congress To Pass Reforms Regarding Commodities Trading - June 3, 2009

Letter Supporting Nomination of Gary Gensler to CFTC - February 20, 2009

Letter On Re-Nomination of Commissioner Bart Chilton to CFTC - January 29, 2009

Letter To Newly Elected Pres. Obama - December 3, 2008

Testimony

NEFI Testimony Before House Ag Committee - December 15, 2010

Michael Masters Testimony Before CFTC - March 25, 2010

Michael Masters Testimony Before CFTC - August 5, 2009

Sean Cota Testimony Before House Agriculture Committee - February 3, 2009

Tom Devine Testimony Before House Appropriations Committee - July 10, 2008

Michael Masters Testimony Before Committee On Homeland Security & Government Affairs - May 20, 2008

Sean Cota Testimony Before Senate Energy & Natural Resources Committee - April 3, 2008

Sean Cota Testimony Before House Energy & Commerce Committee - December 12, 2007

Michael Greenberger Testimony Before House Energy & Commerce Committee - December 12, 2007

Talking Points & Other Resources

Senate Letter On Spec. Limits - May 12, 2011

Congressional Letter On CFTC Funding - April 6, 2011

Basics of Commodities - August 2, 2010

Letter To CALSTRS - July 16, 2010

Letter From Michael Masters To Procter & Gamble - May 11, 2010

End User Myths - May 7, 2010

Chart From Sean Cota (Cota & Cota) On World Financial Perspective - May 5, 2010

Letter To CFTC From Rep. Welch & Others - April 26, 2010

Letter On OTC Language To Included In Finance Reform Bill - April 23, 2010

Organizations Endorsing Strong Reform For Commodities/Futures Markets - January 19, 2010

Americans For Financial Reform: Statement of Principles - January 7, 2010

Briefing Paper For Senate Democratic Policy Meeting - November 6, 2009

Studies On Speculation

ECB: What Is Driving Oil Futures Prices?

The Rise of Commodity Speculation

Dresden Kleinwort: Fighting the Speculators

Studies by Ahmad Abdallah

University of Massachusetts: Pollin, R. and Heintz, J. (2011)

Robe, M. and Buyuksahin, B. and Haigh, M. (2008): Commodities and Equities: A Market of One

OPEC (2009): Annual Report

The High Level Panel of Experts on Food Security and Nutrition (2011)

Financial Stability Board (2011): Potential Financial Stability Issues Arising from Trends in Exchange Traded Funds

Institute for Agriculture and Trade (2011): Some impediments to fulfilling economic governance commitments with examples of US opposition to regulation affecting commodity markets

Institute for Agriculture and Trade (2011): Excessive Speculation in Agricultural Commodities: Selected Writings

Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy (2010): Multi-Lateralizing G20 Commitments on the Commodity Derivatives Market:

IMF (2011): Statement by Qabazard, H. (OPEC)

IMF (2009): What Explains the Rise in Food Price Volatility

IMF (2011): Capital Flows, Exchange Rate Flexibility, and the Real Exchange Rate

Joachim Von Braun Article on Speculation - July 21, 2011

IMF: Assessing Reserve Adequacy - July 20, 2011

Taxing Financial Transactions: Issues and Evidence - July 20, 2011

IMF Study On Money Flows - July 20, 2011

IMF Derivatives Study - July 20, 2011

IMF Study - July 20, 2011

UN Report On Speculation: July 18, 2011

Investor Flows & The 2008 Boom/Bust in Oil Prices - March 25, 2011

Press Releases

Press Release On Studies Compilation & CFTC Spec. Limits Decision - August 25, 2011

Anniversary of Wall Street Reform Act - July 21, 2011

Press Release On HR 1573 - May 2, 2011

Press Release On Speculation Studies - February 24, 2011

CMOC Press Release On Position Limits - December 22, 2010

Press Release On Michael Masters' Letter - May 11, 2010

Americans For Financial Reform Comments - February 3, 2010

Sean Cota (Cota & Cota) Comments - February 3, 2010

Industrial Energy Consumers of America Comments - February 3, 2010

American Trucking Association Comments - February 3, 2010

Sen. Cantwell Press Release - February 3, 2010

MEDIA ADVISORY - FEBRUARY 3, 2010

CMOC & Americans For Financial Reform Press Release - January 15, 2010

Comments On Federal Rulemakings

Better Markets Comments On Speculative Limits - March 29, 2011

National Farmers Union Comments On Spec. Limits - March 29, 2011

National & International Organizations' Letter On Speculative Limits - March 29, 2011

Delta Airlines Comments On Speculative Limits - March 29, 2011

American Public Gas Association Comments On Position Limits - March 29, 2011

Air Transport Association Comments On Speculative Limits - March 29, 2011

Food & Water Watch Comments On Speculative Limits - March 29, 2011

American Feed Industry Association Letter On Speculative Limits - March 29, 2011

R-CALF USA Comment On Speculative Limits - March 29, 2011

Michael Greenberger Comments On Position Limits - March 28, 2011

NEFI & PMAA Comments On Position Limits - March 29, 2011

Comments on Foreign Boards of Trade - January 19, 2011

AFR Comments To CFTC On FOREX Swaps & Forwards - December 6, 2010

NEFI & PMAA Comments to CFTC - November 17, 2010

CMOC Comments To CFTC - November 2, 2010

R-CALF USA Comments to CFTC - April 28, 2010

Comments From Michael Masters On Position Limits to CFTC - April 26, 2010

Maryknoll Office for Global Concerns Comments To CFTC - April 23, 2010

American Public Gas Association Comments to CFTC - April 22, 2010

Template For Letter On Speculative Limits - April 12, 2010

NEFI & PMAA: Comments On Position Limits - April 9, 2010

Institute for Ag & Trade Policy: Comments on Speculative Limits - March 24, 2010

American Feed Industry Association: Comments On Speculative Limits - March 24, 2010