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NFA believes that investor protection begins with investor education. Before participating in the futures or retail forex markets, investors should learn as much as they can about how the markets work and the firms and individuals with whom they are doing business. To help investors perform due diligence before making any investment decisions, NFA provides a variety of resources.

NFA publications

NFA's Investor Publications explain the purpose of the derivatives industry and the role NFA plays in ensuring market integrity.


NFA issues a quarterly Investor Newsletter in an effort to keep investors up-to-date on recent initiatives and helpful resources.

NFA online learning programs

NFA's Online Learning Programs help investors understand trading futures, options on futures and retail forex.

NFA Brochure

NFA's new Investor Brochure provides the investing public with a list of NFA's online resources.


BASIC, NFA's Background Affiliation Status Information Center, is a comprehensive database of CFTC registration, NFA membership, disciplinary and financial information regarding futures, retail forex firms and salespeople.

Check Broker / Firm Information (BASIC)

You can check the registration status and disciplinary history of any derivatives firm or individual.

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File a Complaint

You can file a complaint online. Be sure to include as much information as you can.

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Subscribe to Receive Free Investor Newsletter

Subscribe to receive NFA communications such as Notices to Members, press releases and Web updates via email.

NFA is the premier independent provider of efficient and innovative regulatory programs that safeguard the integrity of the derivatives markets.
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