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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 all-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


U.S. Federal Law

CEA
Commodity Exchange Act of 1936
CFMA
Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000
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

CFTC Divisions and Offices

DCIO
Division of Clearing and Intermediary Oversight
DMO
Division of Market Oversight
DOE
Division of Enforcement
OCE
Office of the Chief Economist
OED
Office of the Executive Director
OFM
Office of Financial Management
OGC
Office of the General Counsel
OHR
Office of Human Resources
OIA
Office of International Affairs
OIG
Office of the Inspector General
OITS
Office of Information and Technology Services

U.S. Federal Departments and Agencies

CFTC
U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission
DHS
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
DOL
U.S. Department of Labor
DOT
U.S. Department of Transportation
FBI
Federal Bureau of Investigation
FCA
Farm Credit Administration
FDIC
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
FEMA
Federal Emergency Management Agency
FINCEN
U.S. Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
FMHA
Farmers Home Administration
GAO
Government Accountability Office
NFC
National Finance Center
NIST
National Institute of Standards and Technology
OMB
Office of Management and Budget
OPM
Office of Personnel Management
OSTP
Executive Office of the President’s Office of Science and Technology Policy
SEC
U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
TREASURY
U.S. Department of the Treasury
USDA
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Other Abbreviations

AAC
Agricultural Advisory Committee
AE
The Actuarials Exchange, LLC
AGORA-X
Agora-X, LLC
ALJ
Administrative Law Judge
AP
Associated Person
CANTOR
Cantor Futures Exchange, L.P
CBOT
Chicago Board of Trade
CCFE
Chicago Climate Futures Exchange
CCORP
The Clearing Corporation
CCX
Chicago Climate Exchange, Inc.
CDXCHANGE
Commodities Derivative Exchange, Inc.
CESR
Committee of European Securities Regulators
CFE
CBOE Futures Exchange
CFO
Chief Financial Officer
CHEMCONNECT
ChemConnect, Inc.
CIO
Chief Information Officer
CME
Chicago Mercantile Exchange
CME AM
CME Alternative Marketplace, Inc.
COGCON
Continuity of Government Readiness Conditions
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
COTS
Commercial Off-The-Shelf Software
CPO
Commodity Pool Operator
CSRS
Civil Service Retirement System
CTA
Commodity Trading Advisor
CTRMTCH
Countermatch
DCM
Designated Contract Market
DCO
Derivatives Clearing Organization
DFOX
DFOX
EBOT
Exempt Boards of Trade
EC
European Commission
ECM
Exempt Commercial Market
EH-09
Eagle Horizon 09
ELX
ELX Futures, L.P.
EOXLIVE
Energy Options Exchange, LLC
ERIS
ERIS Exchange, LLC
EU
European Union
EVOLUTION MARKETS
Evolution Markets
FASAB
Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board
FB
Floor Broker
FBOT
Foreign Board of Trade
FCM
Futures Commission Merchant
FCRM
FCRM Electronics Markets, LLC
FERS
Federal Employees’ Retirement System
FIA
Futures Industry Association
FILAC
Filings and Actions
FLETT
Flett Exchange
FOCUS
Financial and Operational Combined Uniform Single
FOREX
Foreign Currency
FSA
Financial Services Authority
FSAP
IMF’s Financial Sector Assessment Program
FSB
Financial Stability Board
FT
Floor Trader
FTE
Full-time Equivalent
FWC
Futures Workers Compensation
FY
Fiscal Year
GAAP
U.S. Generally Accepted Accounting Principles
GFI
GFI Group Inc.
GFI FOREXMATCH
GFI Group Inc., ForexMatch
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
Intercontinental Exchange
ICE CLEAR EUROPE
ICE Clear Europe Limited
ICE CLEAR US
ICE Clear US (formerly, NYCC)
ICE US
ICE Futures U.S., Inc. (formerly, NYBOT)
IDC
International Derivatives Clearinghouse, LLC
IMAREX
International Maritime Exchange
IMF
International Monetary Fund
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
M2
M2 Trading Partners, LLC
MATCHBOXX ATS
Matchboxx Alternate Trading System
MD&A
Management’s Discussion and Analysis
MGE
Minneapolis Grain Exchange
MOU
Memorandum of Understanding
NADEX
North American Derivatives Exchange, Inc. (formerly, HedgeStreet, Inc.)
NAFTA
North American Free Trade Agreement
NCS
National Communications System
NFA
National Futures Association
NFX
NASDAQ OMX Futures Exchange, Inc. (formerly, PBOT)
NGX
Natural Gas Exchange
NODAL
Nodal Exchange, LLC
NPS
National Planning Scenario
NQLX
NQLX LLC
NTP
NetThruPut
NYSE LIFFE
NYSE Liffe Futures Exchange, LLC
NYMEX
New York Mercantile Exchange
OCC
The Options Clearing Corporation
OCX
OneChicago Futures Exchange
OILX
OILX
OPEX
Optionable, Inc.
ORB
Other Retirement Benefits
OTC
Over-the-Counter
PARITY
Parity Energy, Inc.
PMEF
Primary Mission Essential Function
PMLC
Project Management Life Cycle
RFED
Retail Foreign Exchange Dealer
RER
Rule Enforcement Review
RSR
Regulatory Statement Review
S&P
Standard & Poor’s
SAS
Statement on Auditing Standards
SDR
Swap Data Repository
SEF
Swap Execution Facility
SES
Senior Executive Service
SFP
Security Futures Product
SL
Spectron Live.com Limited
SPARK
Stressing Positions at Risk
SPDC
Significant Price Discovery Contracts
SRO
Self-Regulatory Organization
SFFAS
Statement of Federal Financial Accounting Standards
STORM
Storm Exchange, Inc.
SURFEX
SurfaceExchange
SWAPSTREAM
Swapstream Operating Services, Ltd.
TACE
The American Civics Exchange
TCX
Trade Capture Exchange
TFSWEATHER
TFSWeather.com
TPENERGYTRADE
tpENERGYTRADE
TRADINGOPTX
Trading OptX LLC
TRENDEX
The Trend Exchange, Inc.
TS
TradeSpark, LP
TSS
Trade Surveillance System
UK
United Kingdom
US
United States
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.

 

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