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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"Factors Affecting the Birth and Fund Flows of Commodity Trading Advisors." Working paper, 2011.
(310) In the interim, however, Congress amended the Bankruptcy Code in 1978 to add subchapter IV (311) and amended the CEA in 2000 to address the regulatory status of swaps, (312) and the CFTC adopted a variety of rules, including rules governing disclosures by FCMs, commodity trading advisors, and commodity pool operators, as well as, of course, its Part 190 rules.
ACA serves a diverse base of investment advisers, private fund managers, commodity trading advisors, investment companies, broker-dealers, and banks.
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Young notes there's always been a "level of difficulty" for investment advisors to find commodity trading advisors and access how information is reported back to the RIA.
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