Investor Education & Resources

Type Title Date Topic Summary
Investor Newsletters July 19, 2019 NFA issues quarterly newsletters to provide investors with information on recent initiatives, helpful resources and upcoming events.
Money Smart Week 2019 April 4, 2019 As part of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago's Money Smart Week, NFA hosted a free webinar on Thursday, April 4, 2019 to educate investors about how to avoid financial scams and the importance of conducting thorough due diligence. The webinar included presentations by the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), Office of Customer Education and Outreach, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Office of Investor Education and Advocacy, and the FINRA Investor Education Foundation. View the webinar.
Annual Reviews December 31, 2018 NFA's Annual Reviews describe NFA and its most recent accomplishments.
Security Futures: An Introduction to Their Uses and Risks September 13, 2018 Security Futures Products A booklet that gives investors an introduction to what security futures are, how they work and how they can be used. It also discusses the risks and limitations of trading these products.
2018 Supplement to the Security Futures Risk Disclosure Statement September 11, 2018 Security Futures Products The supplement discusses the recent amendments to the Risk Disclosure Statement for Security Futures Contracts.
Risk Disclosure Statement for Security Futures Contracts September 11, 2018 This disclosure statement discusses the characteristics and risks of standardized security futures contracts traded on regulated U.S. exchanges.
Fraudes y Estafas August 28, 2018 Esta guía describe las características comunes de las estafas de inversión y describe los pasos que las personas pueden seguir para evitarlas.
About NFA July 1, 2018 This brochure describes how NFA protects and educates investors, safeguards the integrity of the derivatives markets, and fights fraud and abuse.
Scams & Swindles July 1, 2018 This guide describes common characteristics of investment scams and outlines steps individuals can take to avoid them.
Investor Advisory December 1, 2017 Virtual Currency The purpose of this investor advisory is to remind investors that, just like any other speculative investment, trading futures on virtual currencies, including Bitcoin, have certain benefits and various risks.
Futures Fundamentals October 19, 2017 Futures Fundamentals is a one-stop educational resource designed to simplify and explain complex market topics.
Investor Brochure August 1, 2016 This brochure provides the investing public with a list of NFA's available online resources.
Trading Forex: What Investors Need to Know January 1, 2013 Forex This brochure gives an overview of the retail off-exchange foreign currency (forex) market, how the market is regulated, and the risks involved in trading forex.
Background Affiliation Status Information Center (BASIC): An Information Resource for the Investing Public January 1, 2012 This booklet describes how to get important background information about futures firms, off-exchange retail forex firms, and individuals from NFA's Background Affiliation Status Information Center (BASIC).
Opportunity & Risk: An Educational Guide to Trading Futures and Options on Futures January 1, 2008 This guide describes how futures and options on futures contracts are traded and the various ways investors can participate in the futures markets.
Forex Online Learning Program November 1, 2005 Forex This program is designed to help individuals understand the off-exchange foreign currency (forex) market.
An Online Learning Guide to Trading Futures November 1, 2005 This program is designed to help individuals understand the opportunities and risks of futures trading. The program may take 45 minutes to 1 hour to complete.