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Commodities Futures Trading Commission [CFTC]

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.

Monitored Exchanges:
Chicago Board Options Exchange

Chicago Board of Trade

Chicago Mercantile Exchange

HedgeStreet

U.S. Futures Exchange

Kansas City Board of Trade

Minneapolis Grain Exchange

New York Mercantile Exchange

New York Board of Trade

OneChicago

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.

Links:
Official site: http://www.cftc.gov/

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