Media - April 2012
Michael Greenberger, JD
Professor
Michael Greenberger
Business News Network - April 27, 2012
Professor Greenberger discusses how to end excessive speculation
in oil and commodities markets.
Bloomberg Business Week - April 19, 2012
Professor Greenberger expresses support for President Obama's
initiative to investigate speculation and manipulation in crude oil
markets and observes that hiring even a few additional investigators
would have a significant ameliorative impact on excessive speculation.
FOX Business Network - April 19, 2012
Professor Greenberger comments on President Obama's initiative to
stop market manipulation and argues that excessive speculation
leads to higher oil prices.
CNN Money - April 18, 2012
Professor Greenberger critiques the CFTC's decision to narrow the
definition of a "swaps dealer" so that only financial entities that
transact over $8 billion worth of swaps a year will have to comply with
Dodd-Frank regulations for at least five years after the regulations have
been implemented.
CBS Evening News - April 18, 2012
Professor Greenberger anticipates a dramatic decrease in the price of
oil if regulators stop excessive speculation in crude oil markets.
CBS Baltimore - April 18, 2012
Professor Greenberger argues that excessive speculation is causing
crude oil prices to rise.
McClatchy Newspapers - April 17, 2012
Professor Greenberger comments on the link between excessive
speculation and rising crude oil prices.
The Real News Network - April 13, 2012
Professor Greenberger discusses the likelihood of manipulation in
crude oil markets.
CNBC - April 12, 2012
Professor Greenberger commends the Federal Energy Regulatory
Commission for aggressively tackling manipulation in energy markets.
The Grocer - April 12, 2012
Professor Greenberger explains that excessive speculation in
commodities markets does not help small-scale farmers in
developing countries by improving their profit margins.
Think Progress - April 11, 2012
Professor Greenberger argues in support of a transaction tax to fund
the CFTC,  the Department of Justice investigating excessive
speculation and manipulation in commodities markets, and a ban on
commodity index funds and exchange traded funds.
The Fiscal Times - April 9, 2012
Professor Greenberger expresses support for proposed legislation
that would impose new position limits on oil futures markets.
EFT Trends - April 9, 2012
Professor Greenberger supports banning commodity index funds and
synthetic exchange traded funds.
Financial Advisor - April 9, 2012
Professor Greenberger explains that speculators are using commodity
index swaps and exchange traded commodity funds to bet on the
upward direction commodities prices.
Philadelphia Inquirer - April 8, 2012
Professor Greenberger estimates that commodity index swaps inject
about $400 billion dollars a year into commodity markets.
Think Progress - April 5, 2012
Professor Greenberger discusses excessive speculation in the oil
market.
Reuters - April 5, 2012
Professor Greenberger argues that passive investors are increasing
the price of commodity staples like oil, wheat, and corn, and that
passive investment instruments like commodity index funds should be
banned.
Fox 13 News - April 5, 2012
Professor Greenberger explains that there is ample global supply of
oil and that rising oil prices are due to excessive speculation in the oil
market, not supply/demand fundamentals.
C-SPAN - April 4, 2012
Professor Greenberger testifies before the Democratic leadership on
excessive speculation in oil markets.
Miami Herald - April 4, 2012
Professor Greenberger analogizes the bets that speculators are
making on commodities prices to the bets that Wall Street made on  
whether subprime borrowers would pay back their mortages.
Talk Radio News Service - April 4, 2012
Professor Greenberger is cited as stating that disruption in the supply
of crude oil is not  increasing gas prices and that supply and demand
for oil is actually at an equilibrium.