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  • Checklist Before You Trade

    Before you trade futures or options, have you:

    • Clearly identified your financial goals, including the amount of risk and loss you can sustain?
    • Determined how much assistance you want from a trading advisor in making trading decisions?
    • Checked the registration status and disciplinary history of the advisor or pool you select with the National Futures Association?
    • Received and thoroughly reviewed the disclosure document -- before you open an account?
    • Clearly understood the disclosure document, including the statement of fees, the potential for loss, your right to withdraw your funds and the "break-even analysis?"
    • Call the CFTC or the NFA with any questions you may have?