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GUNDLACH: Hedge funds are betting against Treasurys like never before, and they could soon face massive losses

Jeff Gundlach, the founder of DoubleLine Funds, warned that hedge funds, which have made record bets against long-term US Treasurys, could be squeezed out of those positions.
Fundstrat's Tom Lee.

Bitcoin futures could be hurting bitcoin’s price

The Fundstrat cofounder Tom Lee said in his report that there was "significant volatility" in bitcoin's price around the expiration date of CME Group and Cboe futures contracts.
Tether is meant to be 'tethered' to the value of the US dollar.

Everything you need to know about Tether, the cryptocurrency academics claim was used to manipulate bitcoin

Tether is in the frame again after a paper from the University of Texas at Austin claiming it was used to manipulate the price of bitcoin.
Eoh Kyung-hoon, leader of a club studying cryptocurrencies, checks a chart after a meeting at a university in Seoul, South Korea, December 20, 2017.

The US has reportedly opened a criminal probe into market manipulation of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies

The US Justice Department and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission are investigating spoofing and wash trading in cryptocurrency markets, according to Bloomberg.
CFTC chairman Christopher Giancarlo.

US finance watchdog warns investors: ‘Beware virtual currency pump-and-dump schemes’

The CFTC has joined fellow US regulators the SEC and FINRA in warning investors to watch out for scams in the cryptocurrency market.
SEC Chair Jay Clayton

Financial watchdogs are going through the cryptocurrency market with a ‘fine tooth comb’

A statement by the SEC and CFTC emphasized the agencies would crackdown on any entity in the digital coin space that isn't compliant.
Trader Paul Duffy signals a trade in the S&P futures pit at the CME group in Chicago, September 13, 2012.

There’s an argument brewing over the launch of bitcoin futures

The Futures Industry Association says clearinghouses are worried they will be most at risk to bitcoin's big price swings and weren't consulted on the launch.

Bitcoin suffers its biggest plunge in a month as traders fear tighter regulations

A report by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission raised fears about future regulations.

Hedge funds are turning their backs on tech stocks

Hedge funds are the most bearish in 16 months on tech stocks as equity investors rotate into other industries, keeping the bull market afloat.

Former Goldman Sachs CEO and New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine agrees to pay a $5 million fine

Reuters reports that Corzine has also agreed to never again register with the CFTC.