Aug 2 U.S. futures regulators are reviewing
trades that triggered a brief halt in trading at CME Group's
markets for Treasury futures just as the U.S. government was
poised to release key data on the jobs market.
"We are aware of it and will be doing a review of the
trades, which is standard operating procedure for something like
this," Commodity Futures Trading Commission commissioner Bart
Chilton said in response to a query from Reuters.
CME Group halted trading in some Treasury futures for five
seconds, beginning just before the 8:30 am ET (1230 GMT) release
of the monthly jobs report.
Large trades in 10-year and 30-year Treasury futures were
made just prior to the release of the report. Such trades and
large market moves can trigger automatic stops in CME markets.