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The CFTC Glossary
A Guide to the Language of the Futures Industry

http://www.cftc.gov/ConsumerProtection/EducationCenter/CFTCGlossary/index.htm

The CFTC Glossary is intended to assist the public in understanding some of the specialized words and phrases used in the futures industry since many of these terms are not found in standard reference works. The CFTC Glossary is not inclusive, and if you cannot find the term you are looking for or have any other comments, please let us know at questions@cftc.gov. A PDF version of the glossary is also available at http://www.cftc.gov/ucm/groups/public/@educationcenter/documents/file/cftcglossary.pdf.

Definitions are not intended to state or suggest the views of the Commission concerning the legal significance or meaning of any word or term and no definition is intended to state or suggest the Commission's views concerning any trading strategy or economic theory.

Glossary of Acronyms


U.S. Federal Law

CEA
Commodity Exchange Act of 1936
DODD-FRANK ACT
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010
FARM BILL
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
FECA
Federal Employees' Compensation Act
FFMIA
Federal Financial Management Improvement Act
FISMA
Federal Information Security Management Act
FMFIA
Federal Managers' Financial Integrity Act
FSRIA
Farm Security and Rural Investment Act
GPRA
Government Performance and Results Act
GPRA Mod
GPRA Modernization Act of 2010

CFTC Divisions and Offices

DCR
Division of Clearing and Risk
DMO
Division of Market Oversight
DOE
Division of Enforcement
DSIO
Division of Swap Dealer and Intermediary Oversight
OCE
Office of Chief Economist
ODT
Office of Data and Technology
OED
Office of Executive Director
OGC
Office of General Counsel
OIA
Office of International Affairs
OIG
Office of Inspector General

U.S. Federal Departments and Agencies

CFTC
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
DOL
U.S. Department of Labor
DOT
U.S. Department of Transportation
DOI
U.S. Department of Interior
FCA
Farm Credit Administration
FMHA
Farmers Home Administration
GAO
Government Accountability Office
IRS
Internal Revenue Service
OCC
Office of the Comptroller of the Currency
OMB
Office of Management and Budget
OPM
Office of Personnel Management
SEC
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
USDA
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Other Abbreviations

AAC
Agricultural Advisory Committee
ACF
Alternate Computing Facility
AFR
Agency Financial Report
AP
Associated Person
APR
Annual Performance Report
BIS
Bank of International Settlements
COT
Commitments of Traders
CPF
Customer Protection Fund
CPO
Commodity Pool Operator
CSRS
Civil Service Retirement System
CTA
Commodity Trading Advisor
DCM
Designated Contract Market
DCO
Derivatives Clearing Organization
EBOT
Exempt Boards of Trade
ECM
Exempt Commercial Market
EEMAC
Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee
FASAB
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
FSAP
Financial Sector Assessment Program
FB
Floor Broker
FCM
Futures Commission Merchant
FBOT
Foreign Board of Trade
FERS
Federal Employees' Retirement System
FOREX
Foreign Exchange Currency
FT
Floor Trader
FTE
Full-time Equivalent
FWC
Futures Workers Compensation
FY
Fiscal Year
GAAP
Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAAS
Generally Accepted Accounting Standards
GAGAS
Generally Accepted Government Auditing Standards
GMAC
Global Markets Advisory Committee
IB
Introducing Broker
IOSCO
International Organization of Securities Commissions
IT
Information Technology
MD&A
Management's Discussion and Analysis
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
NFA
National Futures Association
ORB
Other Retirement Benefits
OTC
Over-the-Counter
RFED
Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer
SD
Swap Dealer
SDR
Swap Data Repository
SEF
Swap Execution Facility
SES
Senior Executive Service
SPDC
Significant Price Discovery Contracts
SRO
Self-Regulatory Organization
SFFAS
Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards
TAC
Technology Advisory Committee
TIA
Tenant Improvement Allowance
UK
United Kingdom
US
United States

 

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