National Futures Association - US Commodity Futures Trading Commission

National Futures Association

The National Futures Association keeps records of all formal proceedings against Futures Commission Merchants. With a couple clicks of the mouse, a trader can find out if the firm has had serious problems with clients or regulators.

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Review the financial rating of all Futures Commission Merchants (FCMs) through the CFTC’s website. FCMs must file monthly financial reports with the CFTC’s Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight within 17 business days after the end of the month. Selected financial information from these reports is published below. The most recent month-end information generally is added within 12 business days after FCMs file their reports, but occasionally may be added later. For example: The 17th business day filing “due date” for February 28, 2009 financial reports was March 24, 2009. The 12 business day target for posting these data was April 9, 2009.

Once posted, the CFTC does not revise this information to reflect any amended financial information subsequently received.

Accredited Investor Definition
The term “accredited investor” is defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).


Risk Disclosure: Trading foreign exchange on margin carries a high level of risk, and may not be suitable for all investors. The high degree of leverage can work against you as well as for you. Before deciding to invest in foreign exchange you should carefully consider your investment objectives, level of experience, and risk appetite. The possibility exists that you could sustain a loss of some or all of your initial investment and therefore you should not invest money that you cannot afford to lose. You should be aware of all the risks associated with foreign exchange trading, and seek advice from an independent financial advisor if you have any doubts