Release Number 5804-10

April 3, 2010

CFTC Launches New Website Designed to Improve Access to Market and Agency Information

New site is available at

WASHINGTON – The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) today launched a new website designed to enhance access to important market and agency information through The new site is part of the agency’s ongoing effort to promote transparency.

“Both the markets and the government serve the public best when they are transparent and easy to navigate,” CFTC Chairman Gary Gensler said. “The CFTC’s new website enhances the public’s ability to find the most important information on our homepage, including market reports, agency reports and agency news, and helps fulfill our ongoing efforts to bring sunshine to both the markets and the government.”

Important website enhancements include:

    • Improving the website’s homepage to make it easier to access the most relevant information on The new site also includes drop-down navigation to enhance usability of the site with fewer clicks.

    • Consolidating and simplifying the public comments section of the website by creating a page where members of the public can find every item that is open for public comment, including rulemakings, industry filings and other issues.

    • Enhancing the look and feel of the website to make the homepage more usable and easier to navigate.

To improve the agency’s ability to disseminate important information to the broadest audience, now incorporates videos and other imagery, as well as social media through Facebook, Flickr and YouTube.

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Last Updated: April 2, 2010