Commodity Futures Trading Commission Glossary

Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

CFTC Glossary is a well written, hyperlinked guide to the language of the futures industry and is brought to you by the Education Center of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). With more than 650 terms it is an outstanding reference source for investors.

The CFTC Glossary is intended to assist the public in understanding some of the specialized words and phrases used in the futures industry since many of these terms are not found in standard reference works.

Definitions are not intended to state or suggest the views of the Commission concerning the legal significance or meaning of any word or term and no definition is intended to state or suggest the Commission’s views concerning any trading strategy or economic theory.

The CFTC's mission is to protect market users and the public from fraud, manipulation, and abusive practices related to the sale of commodity and financial futures and options, and to foster open, competitive, and financially sound futures and option markets.

Last Updated: August 15, 2007

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