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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

Because the acronyms of many words and phrases used throughout the futures industry are not readily available in standard references, the Commission’s Office of Public Affairs compiled a glossary to assist members of the public.

This glossary is not inclusive, nor are general definitions intended to state or suggest the views of the Commission concerning the legal significance, or meaning of any word or term. Moreover, no definition is intended to state or suggest the Commission’s views concerning any trading strategy or economic theory.

Glossary of Acronyms

AE
The Actuarials Exchange, LLC
AGORA-X
Agora-X, LLC
ALJ
Administrative Law Judge
AP
Associated Person
BM&F
Bovespa S.A._Bolsa de Valores, Mercadorias e Futuros
BMO
Bank of Montreal
BOA
Bank of America
BP
British Petroleum
BSA
Bank Secrecy Act
CBOT
Chicago Board of Trade
CCFE
Chicago Climate Futures Exchange
CCORP
The Clearing Corporation
CCX
Chicago Climate Exchange, Inc.
CDXCHANGE
Commodities Derivative Exchange, Inc.
CEA
Commodity Exchange Act
CEO
Chief Executive Officer
CESR
Committee of European Securities Regulators
CFE
CBOE Futures Exchange
CFMA
Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000
CFTC
Commodity Futures Trading Commission
CFO
Chief Financial Officer
CHEMCONNECT
ChemConnect, Inc.
CME
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
CME AM
CME Alternative Marketplace, Inc.
COMEX
Commodity Exchange Division
COO
Chief Operating Officer
COOP
Continuity of Operations Plan
COSRA
Council of Securities Regulators of the Americas
COT
Commitments of Traders
CPO
Commodity Pool Operator
CSCE
Coffee Sugar and Cocoa Exchange
CSRS
Civil Service Retirement System
CTA
Commodity Trading Advisor
DCIO
Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight (CFTC)
DCM
Designated Contract Market
DCO
Derivatives Clearing Organization
DFA
Dairy Farmers of American, Inc.
DFOX
DFOX
DHS
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DMO
Division of Market Oversight (CFTC)
DOE
Division of Enforcement (CFTC)
DOL
U.S. Department of Labor
DOT
U.S. Department of Transportation
EBOT
Exempt Boards of Trade
ECM
Exempt Commercial Market
EDBS
Exchange Database System
EH-09
Eagle Horizon 09
ELX
ELX Futures, L.P.
EOXLIVE
Energy Options Exchange, LLC
EPFE
Exchange Place Futures, LLC
EU
European Union
FARM BILL
Food, Conservation, and Energy Act of 2008
FASAB
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
FB
Floor Broker
FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCA
Farm Credit Administration
FCM
Futures Commission Merchant
FCRM
FCRM Electronics Markets, LLC
FECA
Federal Employees’ Compensation Act
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FERS
Federal Employees’ Retirement System
FFIEC
Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council
FFMIA
Federal Financial Management Improvement Act
FIA
Futures Industry Association
FILAC
Filings and Actions
FINCEN
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FISMA
Federal Information Security Management Act
FIXML
Financial Information Exchange Markup Language
FLETT
Flett Exchange
FMFIA
Federal Managers’ Financial Integrity Act
FMHA
Farmers Home Administration
FOREX
Foreign Currency
FSA
Financial Services Authority
FSRIA
Farm Security and Rural Investment Act of 2002
FT
Floor Trader
FTE
Full-time Equivalent
FWC
Futures Workers Compensation
FY
Fiscal Year
GAAP
U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GAO
Government Accountability Office
GETS
Government Emergency Telecommunications Service
GFI
GFI Group Inc.
GFI FOREXMATCH
GFI Group Inc., ForexMatch
GPRA
Government Performance and Results Act
HSE
HoustonStreet Exchange, Inc.
IB
Introducing Broker
ICAP
ICAP Commodity Derivatives Trading System
ICAPTURE
ICAP Electronic Trading Community
ICAP SHIPPING
ICAP Shipping Trading System
ICE CLEAR US
ICE Clear US (formerly, NYCC)
ICE US
ICE Futures U.S., Inc. (formerly, NYBOT)
IDC
International Derivatives Clearinghouse, LLC
IG
Inspector General (CFTC)
IMAREX
International Maritime Exchange
INTERBANK
FCM Interbank FX, LLC
INTRADE
INTRADE Board of Trade
IOSCO
International Organization of Securities Commissions
IRESE
IRESE, Inc.
ISS
Integrated Surveillance System
IT
Information Technology
JO
Judgment Officer
KCBT
Kansas City Board of Trade
LCH
London Clearing House
LIQUIDITYPORT
LiquidityPort, LLC
LLC
Limited Liability Corporation
Longitude
Longitude, LLC
MATCHBOXX ATS
Matchboxx Alternate Trading System
MD&A
Management’s Discussion and Analysis
ME
Merchants Exchange
MGE
Minneapolis Grain Exchange
NADEX
North American Derivatives Exchange, Inc.
(formerly, HedgeStreet, Inc.)
NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement
NCI
National Crude Oil Investigation
NCS
National Communications System
NFA
National Futures Association
NFX
NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange, Inc. (formerly, PBOT)
NGX
Natural Gas Exchange
NLE
DHS/FEMA National Level Exercise
NODAL
Nodal Exchange, LLC
NQLX
NQLX LLC
NTP
NetThruPut
NYCDA
New York County District Attorney’s Office
NYCE
New York Cotton Exchange
NYSE LIFFE
NYSE Liffe Futures Exchange, LLC
NYFE
New York Futures Exchange
NYMEX
New York Mercantile Exchange
OCC
The Options Clearing Corporation
OCX
OneChicago Futures Exchange
OED
Office of the Executive Director (CFTC)
OFM
Office of Financial Management (CFTC)
OGC
Office of the General Counsel (CFTC)
OHR
Office of Human Resources (CFTC)
OIA
Office of International Affairs (CFTC)
OIG
Office of Inspector General (CFTC)
OILX
OILX
OITS
Office of Information and Technology Services (CFTC)
OMB
Office of Management and Budget
OPEX
Optionable, Inc.
OPM
Office of Personnel Management
ORB
Other Retirement Benefits
OSTP
Executive Office of the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy
OTC
Over-the-Counter
PAAM
Philadelphia Alternative Asset Management Company, LLC
PARITY
Parity Energy, Inc.
PMEF
Primary Mission Essential Function
REC
Renewable Energy Certificates
RFED
Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer
RER
Rule Enforcement Review
RGGI
Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative
RSR
Regulatory Statement Review
RSS
Real Simple Syndication
SAR
Suspicious Activity Report
SAS
Statement on Auditing Standards
SEC
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
SFP
Security Futures Products
SL
Spectron Live.com Limited
SPARK
Stress Positions at Risk
SPDC
Significant Price Discovery Contracts
SRO
Self-Regulatory Organization
SFFAS
Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards
Storm
Storm Exchange, Inc.
Swapstream
Swapstream Operating Services, Ltd.
TACE
The American Civics Exchange
TCX
TradeCapture Exchange
TFSWEATHER
TFSWeather.com
TPENERGYTRADE
tpENERGYTRADE
TRADINGOPTX
Trading OptX LLC
TREASURY
U.S. Department of the Treasury
TS
TradeSpark, LP
TSS
Trade Surveillance System
UK
United Kingdom
WPS
Wireless Priority Service
US
United States
USDA
U.S. Department of Agriculture
USFE
US Futures Exchange
USSGL
United States Standard General Ledger
WBOT
Weather Board of Trade
WORLDPULP
WorldPulp.com
WXL
WeatherXchange Limited
Yellow jacket
Yellow Jacket Software, Inc.