Author

Amy E. Wolatz

Publication Date

1-1-1991

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Dowen, Richard J.

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

Department

Department of Finance

Abstract

The Securities Exchange Commission and the Commodities Futures Trading Commission are contending in Congress over the issue of which commission should have regulatory control over the stock index futures contracts. Margins requirements are a topic of major concern in the deba te . This paper focuses on the margin topic. A definition of margins and their functions is provided. A conclusion is reached that margins are currently at a level which is sufficient for prudential purposes. Much of the research was done through the use of government publications on the Congressional hearings. The purpose of this paper is to provide guidance concerning the various issues raised by the margin requirement debate. The scope of the paper is limited to published information.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

19 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

Alt Title

Margins : their role in the regulatory debate between the CFTC and the SEC

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Text

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