The lack of information on how traders' positions affect price formation surfaced with the recent turbulence in light sweet crude oil futures prices, making it clear more transparency is needed. "There is always a balance to be struck between confidentiality and transparency; at the moment it is not being struck in the right place," writes analyst John Kemp.
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