Commodity Futures Trading Commission ( CFTC )


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About Commodity Futures Trading Commission

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent agency of the United States government that regulates futures and option markets. The Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-463) created the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, to replace the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Commodity Exchange Authority, as the independent federal agency responsible for regulating the futures trading industry. The Act made extensive changes in the basic authority of Commodity Exchange Act of 1936, which itself had made extensive changes in the original Grain Futures Act of 1923. (7 U.S.C. 1 et seq.)

CFTC press release, blog etc

08/10/2018 - 00:32 CFTC Charges Futures Broker with Engaging in Fraudulent Trade Allocation Scheme
08/08/2018 - 00:38 CFTC Proposes Rules to Simplify Process for Foreign Clearing Organizations to Obtain DCO Registration Exemption
08/02/2018 - 11:09 CFTC Announces Multiple Whistleblower Awards Totaling More than $45 Million
07/31/2018 - 06:05 CFTC Sues Forex Dealer for Registration and Disclosure Violations
07/30/2018 - 19:23 CFTC Orders R.J. OBrien & Associates LLC to Pay a $600,000 Civil Monetary Penalty for Supervisory Failures and Violation of a Prior Commission Order
07/24/2018 - 05:20 CFTC Issues Proposal to Streamline Regulations for Swap Dealers, Help End Users
07/24/2018 - 04:57 CFTC Proposes Rule Update for U.S Markets in Security Futures Products
07/23/2018 - 05:39 CFTCs Giancarlo and Tuckman Respond to Vatican Criticism of Derivatives
07/23/2018 - 04:44 Federal Court Orders Commodity Pool Operator and Its Principal to Pay More Than $1.9 Million for Bitcoin and Binary Options Fraud Scheme
07/19/2018 - 20:33 Federal Court Orders Estonian Forex Dealer to Pay over $10 Million in Sanctions for Defrauding U.S. Customers and Orders Introducing Broker that Solicited for Dealer to Pay $85,000 Penalty
07/19/2018 - 20:00 Federal Court in District of Columbia Orders Prediction Market Companies to Pay $3 Million Civil Monetary Penalty for Illegally Trading Binary Options and Violating a 2005 CFTC Cease and Desist Order
07/16/2018 - 13:10 CFTC Issues Customer Advisory on Digital Tokens
07/16/2018 - 12:44 CFTC Announces First Whistleblower Award to a Foreign Whistleblower
07/12/2018 - 18:34 CFTC Announces Its Largest Ever Whistleblower Award of Approximately $30 Million
07/12/2018 - 17:58 CFTC Orders Commodity Trading Firm to Pay $3.4 Million Penalty for Attempted Manipulation of Agricultural Markets
07/03/2018 - 18:57 CFTC Chairman Giancarlo Names Matthew A. Daigler Senior Counsel
07/01/2018 - 21:34 CFTC Charges Operator of Commodity Trading Fund with Defrauding Fund Participants
07/01/2018 - 21:09 CFTC Staff Issues Report Assessing CME Agricultural Block Trades