Commodities Futures Trading Commission
From The Free Forex Encyclopedia
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is a government agency established in 1974 to regulate the commodity futures and options markets in the US, such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
The commission is composed of five senate-approved Commissioners (with one acting as chairman) who are appointed by the President of the United States. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission is located in Washington.
Chicago Board Options Exchange
Chicago Board of Trade
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
U.S. Futures Exchange
Kansas City Board of Trade
Minneapolis Grain Exchange
New York Mercantile Exchange
New York Board of Trade
With a mission to protect market users from fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices related to commodity futures and options trading, the agency provides oversight and ensures the financial integrity of the markets. This makes the FX futures market very transparent and makes information available upon the request of currency traders.
Official site: http://www.cftc.gov/