U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission – CFTC

About the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

CFTC is the acronym for U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission.  It was formed under the Commodities Exchange Act (C.E.A.) to regulate the futures and options markets as an independent agency.

To protect investors, the Commodities Exchange Act makes fraudulent conduct unlawful in the trading of futures contracts.  Its purpose is to create open, transparent, competitive, and financially stable markets, avoid systemic risk while protecting market users and their funds and the public from fraud and manipulation and illegal or abusive practices.  Since the financial crisis of 2008, the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the C.F.T.C. has been pushing for enhancing transparency and tougher regulations for the swaps market.

Contact information:

U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
Three Lafayette Centre
1155 21st Street, NW
Washington, DC 20581

Phone: 202-418-5000

Website: CFTC.GOV

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