Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

An agency created by the US Congress in 1974 to regulate exchange trading in futures.
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Commodity Futures Trading Commission

A commission of the United States Government created in 1974 to regulate the market for futures contracts. It consists of five commissioners appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Among other duties, the CFTC regulates the settlement of derivatives, oversees derivative exchanges, and sets and enforces rules on trading derivatives. It also works with the SEC to regulate futures contracts on single stocks. Futures traders and investment advisers must register with the CFTC as commodity trading advisers.
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Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

A federal agency, established in 1974, that regulates and supervises the trading of commodity futures and commodity options. Additional regulation is effected by the exchanges on which the contracts are traded. Compare National Futures Association.
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Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).

The CFTC is the federal agency that regulates the US futures markets, as the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulates the securities markets.

The agency's five commissioners are appointed by the US president for staggered five-year terms.

The agency is responsible for maintaining fair and orderly markets, enforcing market regulations, and ensuring that customers have the information they need to make informed decisions.

Commodity exchanges also regulate themselves, but any changes they want to make must be approved by the CFTC before they go into effect.

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