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Improve your investing strategy with these important tips, lists, and guides on preventing fraud and smarter investing from the Office of Customer Education and Outreach. For the latest information on CFTC Enforcement Actions, visit the Enforcement Action Press Release page.

Reparations

How the CFTC’s Reparations Program Helps Customers Resolve Disputes

Investor Articles / Published on March 24, 2017

Checking to make sure a financial professional is registered is a good way to help avoid fraud. It also is your key to knowing that if fraud or other problems come up, you may have a way to resolve the dispute. The CFTC’s Reparations Program provid...

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Find out How to Protect Your Investments at The MoneyShow Orlando!

Investor Articles / Published on February 2, 2017

The CFTC SmartCheckSM team will be at The MoneyShow Orlando to talk to investors and help them run background checks on their financial professionals. Attendees can find us in the exhibit hall at Booth #613. Stop by and pick up helpful materials or h...

Traders Expo NY

Join us at The Traders Expo New York!

Investor Articles / Published on February 2, 2017

The CFTC SmartCheckSM team will be at The Traders Expo in New York to talk to attendees and help them run background checks on their financial professionals and firms. You can find us in the exhibit hall at Booth #204. Stop by and pick up helpful...

2017

Five ways to protect your investments in 2017

Investor Articles / Published on December 27, 2016

Many people make New Year’s resolutions about money, but few resolve to stay on guard against fraud. That’s because, for the most part, people believe it will never happen to them. Unfortunately, it can and does. According to the Financial Fraud Re...

Commodity Pool Hands

Seeing Commodity Pools More Clearly

Investor Articles / Published on November 30, 2016

Jumping into a commodity pool is one of several ways you can trade in commodity futures markets. A commodity pool is a shared private pool of money from multiple participants to speculate in futures, swaps, or options markets. The commodity pool op...