Investor protection begins with investor education and before participating in the futures or retail forex markets, investors should learn how the markets work and about the firms and individuals with whom they are doing business. NFA offers a variety of resources to help investors perform due diligence prior to making any investment decisions.

Arbitration Services

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FCM Financial Information

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Investor Education and Resources

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

Investor Education and Resources

Investor Newsletters

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

Investor Newsletter


BASIC is a comprehensive database of CFTC registration, NFA membership, disciplinary and financial information regarding futures, retail forex firms and salespeople.

Access BASIC

File A Complaint

We strongly encourage investors to file their complaint using NFA's online File A Complaint Form.

File A Complaint

Customer arbitration is designed for disputes involving customers and NFA Members, their employees and Associates. If you are a customer and you believe you've lost money because of unfair or improper treatment by an NFA Member, learn about customer arbitration.