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Archives for June, 2010

By: Julia BoorstinCNBC Correspondent Dead in the water: box office futures trading, years in the making, won’t even launch. That’s what Cantor Exchange is saying after securing approval from the Commodities Futures Trading Commission for its box office revenue derivatives. Cantor Exchange’s president Richard Jaycobs is confident that the financial regulation legislation, along with a [...]

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June 28, 2010 | 3:11 pmWall Street giant Cantor Fitzgerald’s application to trade futures contracts based on box-office receipts was approved by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in a 3-2 vote Monday, but the news came too late to matter. With financial reform legislation that would outlaw trading in box-office futures headed toward final passage, [...]

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By MICHAEL CIEPLYThe wheels of government continue to turn, and not all in the same direction. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission on Monday approved a proposal by the Cantor Exchange to begin trading a futures contract keyed to the box-office receipts of the new film, “The Expendables,” which is set for released by Lionsgate on [...]

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by Wayne Friedman The Motion Pictures Association of America looks like it got what it wanted: a final nail in the coffin of those who would start up a movies future business. A House-Senate conference committee on Friday approved a ban on such trading. Two principal companies — Cantor Exchange and Media Derivatives’ Trend Exchange [...]

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Trend Exchange threatens lawsuit to overturn ban By Alex Ben Block June 25, 2010, 01:16 AM ETCongress has driven a stake through the heart of movie boxoffice futures trading. An amendment banning the trading of derivatives based on boxoffice results was approved just before 1 a.m. EST on Friday morning by a House-Senate conference committee [...]

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United States Patent Application 20100161386Kind Code A1Rabalais; Christopher Paul ; et al. June 24, 2010SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RISK MANAGEMENT OF SPORTS-ASSOCIATED BUSINESSES Abstract This invention provides risk management systems and methods for enterprises associated with a wide variety of sports activities, e.g., sports having individual athlete participants as well as sports having team participants; [...]

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Veriana CEO Robert Swagger says because Trend Exchange has been approved by regulators, it should be ‘grandfathered’ if a proposal to ban box-office futures becomes law. Acknowledging that legislation backed by the six major movie studios outlawing his business is likely to pass, the head of the box-office futures market recently approved by government regulators [...]

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The recent CFTC approval of both Cantor Exchange and Trend Exchange’s applications for Designated Contract Market (DCM) status, the approval of Trend Exchange’s first MBOR contract and expected approval of Cantor Exchange’s first MBOR contract are positive events for the SRI. Why? 1. These approvals establish an affirmative agency level precedent for a new generation [...]

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A new futures exchange for Hollywood box office receipts has won approval from U.S. regulators. How does it work, and why do movie studios disapprove? POSTED ON JUNE 17, 2010, AT 7:05 AM Do you have an uncanny ability to guess how much money a movie will make at the box office? Are you a [...]

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