The ICE bars a trader, no fine, for entering orders without intent to trade ("spoofing") - second spoofing case in two months
The Intercontinental Exchange issued another spoofing disciplinary action earlier this month - this time in the coffee, sugar, and cocoa markets. I thought this was rather clever on their part in the notice:
"a manual trader, engaged in a pattern of placing one or more fully visible large order(s) on one side of the market while having a smaller order (typically an ICEberg order) resting on the opposite side of the market"
Not seen the capitalization that way before.
Two important things here:
First, again, the exchange stressed it was a manual trader - I can't say how many times a client has told me they don't have to worry because they don't have trading algorithms. The exchange doesn't care how you enter your orders, they care how you manage them.
Second, there was no fine but there was a permanent suspension from the exchange. This might indicate that the trading activity wasn't all that profitable (no disgorgement) but still got the trader a lifetime suspension.
The full order is here