Notices

Commodity Futures Trading Commission

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Definition:
The primary U.S. regulator of the futures markets.


The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) was created in 1984 by the U.S. Congress as an independent agency with the mandate to regulate the country's domestic commodity futures and option markets. The stated objective of the CFTC is to encourage competitiveness and efficiency in the markets; ensure their integrity; protect market participants against manipulation, abusive trade practices, and fraud; and ensure the integrity of the clearing process.

The CFTC publishes the Commitment of Traders report.