Exploring Effective Social Media Investment Scam Interventions

More people lose money to frauds on social media than any other forms of engagement. And, more money is lost to investment scams that other forms of fraud. What makes social media an effective platform for fraud, and what could regulators, educators, stakeholders, and users do to stem the tide? Watch this World Investor Week 2023 panel discussion with fraud and disinformation experts to find out. 

Is AI for Investors Road-Ready?

Maybe you’re ready to let AI take the wheel of your trading and investment journey, but is AI capable of making your financial decisions? How good is it at spotting hazards down the road, or sharp turns in market direction? And, will you be ready to spot the signs of deep fakes and AI frauds in time? Watch this World Investor Week 2023 expert panel discussion for answers to these questions and more. 

Meeting the Demand for Understanding Risk and Financial Education

This two-panel virtual event was held in recognition of World Investor Week 2022. The first panel explores recent trends in digital assets and meme investing, what investors know or don’t know about risk, and how financial educators can provide the skills and information investors need to better assess risks. The second panel discusses the Future of Money featuring experts from several federal agencies. From lofty highs to crypto winter lows, what have we learned and where do cryptocurrency and other digital assets go from here?


True Fraud Stories: Hunter Wise’s Silvery Slope

There are many ways to ensure a deal is right for you. Bob’s investigation process included online research and meeting with his broker in person. But it didn’t include checking his broker’s or the company’s background — and it cost him.

The Truth Behind Binary Options Fraud, Episode 1: Dissecting the Scam

How does binary options fraud work? How can you recognize and avoid it? And what should you do if you suspect you’re being defrauded? We answer these questions and talk to real investors in the first episode of our series, The Truth Behind Binary Options Fraud.

The Truth Behind Binary Options Fraud, Episode 2: Fraud on a Global Scale

When Nick and Lowell tried to withdraw money from their allegedly insured binary options trading accounts, they hit a wall. Watch their stories to learn the telltale signs of binary options fraud, so you can steer clear.

CFTC Talks

The Effect of Capital Rules on Derivatives Markets

Date: 08/02/2019

CFTC staff from the Office of Chief Economist discuss the effect that capital rules have had on the competitive landscape of derivatives clearing. Staff studied the multiple effects of capital rules across different asset classes and different clearing member groups. The evidence suggests that the leverage ratio requirement has pushed derivative clearing activities to less constrained institutions and market segments. Search terms: CFTC, Office of the Chief Economist, Derivatives Clearing, Margin, Leverage Ratio, US Treasury Futures and Options, S&P 500 Futures and Options, Capital Rules

Credit Derivatives

Date: 07/10/2019

This episode discusses “opportunistic strategies,” or more commonly known as “manufactured credit events in the credit derivatives markets”. CFTC Chairman J. Christopher Giancarlo, CFTC Division Directors and senior analysts discuss the impact of these events in the credit derivatives markets. 

A View into the WTI Crude Oil Derivatives Market Structure

Date: 06/13/2019

This podcast discusses various aspects of the crude oil derivative market. It includes a summary of topics discussed at the April 2019 Energy and Environmental Markets Advisory Committee meeting and brings together all derivatives across futures markets and swaps. This episode also views the overall size of the WTI Crude Oil Derivatives market and the various commercial and noncommercial participants and their engagement in this important marketplace.