Commodity Trading Advisor

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Commodity Trading Advisor

An investment manager that focuses on long and short trading in the futures markets. The trades are often intraday trades. Sometimes referred to as Managed Futures.

Commodity Trading Advisor

An individual, or, more commonly, a firm that provides investment advice on the options or futures market. All individuals and companies doing this as their business must register with the CFTC unless they advise fewer than 15 people per year. Registration takes place through the National Futures Association.
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Corn, soy and wheat are up and that is helping cotton," said Sid Love, commodity trading adviser at Kansas-based Sid Love Consulting.
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That led to the sell-off in equities, likely exacerbated by forced selling by commodity trading advisers and by delta hedging among those shorting options and volatility targeted strategies.
For Wall Street, the big worry is that complying with those restrictions may force their brokers who facilitate futures transactions to register as commodity trading advisers -- a label that brings unwanted regulatory burdens.
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