The mission of the CFTC is to protect investors and the public from fraud in the commodity futures and options markets. This section:
Good Habits of Smart Investors - A CFTC and AARP Webinar
Join experts from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, AARP, and others for a free, hour-long webinar the evening of November 19 to get your questions answered about protecting your well-earned money and issues every investor should consider. Topics to be discussed include, but are not limited to: tips on how to research investment products and salespersons, examples of common investing mistakes, and how to identify, avoid and report fraudulent activity. Register here.
Learn Before You Invest
Futures markets are inherently volatile, complex, and risky. Our Education Center will help you understand the purpose, process, and the pitfalls of trading in the futures markets.
File a Complaint or Send a Tip
The CFTC welcomes information from the public about possible violations of the commodity futures laws. This section explains how to:
Ponzimonium: How Scam Artists are Ripping Off America
A new book and consumer education resource by Commissioner Bart Chilton about the perils of Ponzi schemes. The FINRA Foundation created a video about Beau Diamond, one of the fraudsters included in the book. View the video here.
National Futures Association (NFA) Investor Information
Learn about how the markets work and the firms and individuals you are doing business with before participating in the futures or foreign currency markets.
Investor.gov is the Securities and Exchange Commission’s online resource designed to help you invest wisely and avoid fraud.
Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) Investor Information
Learn about investing and how to build your financial knowledge. FINRA's website offers articles, interactive tools, alerts and other resources that help you protect yourself.
Find Out if Your Broker is Registered
Use the National Futures Association's BASIC database to find out if your broker is registered or if there is a futures-related regulatory or non-regulatory action against them.
CFTC Enforcement Press Releases
Get the latest news from the CFTC on o ur enforcement actions
CFTC Enforcement Actions
The CFTC takes enforcement actions against individuals and firms registered with the Commission, those who are engaged in commodity futures and option trading on designated domestic exchanges, and those who improperly market futures and options contracts.