Investor Education & Resources

Type Title Year Topic Summary
HTM Document Investor Newsletters 2024 NFA issues quarterly newsletters to provide investors with information on recent initiatives, helpful resources and upcoming events.
Webinar World Investor Week 2023 2023 As part of WIW, NFA and the CFTC held a free webinar entitled "Recent Fraud Trends and Tips for Avoiding Them" on October 5, 2023.
HTM Document Aviso para inversores—Cuidado con los impostores de la NFA 2023 Cybersecurity El proposito de este aviso al inversionista es advertir sobre las estafas perpetradas por estafadores que se hacen pasar por personal o agentes de la NFA.
HTM Document Investor Advisory—Beware of NFA Imposters 2023 Cybersecurity The purpose of this investor advisory is to warn about scams perpetrated by fraudsters posing as NFA staff or agents.
HTM Document Investor Advisory—Avoiding the Latest Fraud Techniques 2022 The purpose of this advisory is to notify investors of scammers' latest fraud techniques and how to avoid them. NFA encourages all investors to conduct due diligence before making investment decisions and educate themselves on how to spot potential scams
Webinar Investor Education: What to Know before Investing 2021 NFA and the CFTC held a free webinar entitled, Investor Education: What to Know before Investing, on Wednesday, April 14, 2021.
PDF Document Investor Brochure 2020 This brochure provides the investing public with a list of NFA's available online resources.
PDF Document BASIC: A Due Diligence Resource for the Investing Public 2019 Before participating in the derivatives markets, investors should learn as much as they can about the firms and individuals with which they're considering doing business. This handout discusses briefly NFA's BASIC system—a powerful resource for conducting due diligence.
Webinar BASIC Redesign Webinar 2019 On Thursday, August 29, 2019 NFA launched its redesigned BASIC system, a free tool that NFA Members and investors can use to research the background of derivatives firms and industry professionals. To walk users through the new system, NFA conducted a brief webinar on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 9:30 a.m. CT. View the archived webinar.
HTM Document Money Smart Week 2019 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.
HTM Document Annual Reviews 2018 NFA's Annual Reviews describe NFA and its most recent accomplishments.
PDF Document 2018 Supplement to the Security Futures Risk Disclosure Statement 2018 The supplement discusses the recent amendments to the Risk Disclosure Statement for Security Futures Contracts.
PDF Document Risk Disclosure Statement for Security Futures Contracts 2018 This disclosure statement discusses the characteristics and risks of standardized security futures contracts traded on regulated U.S. exchanges.
PDF Document Fraudes y Estafas 2018 Esta guía describe las características comunes de las estafas de inversión y describe los pasos que las personas pueden seguir para evitarlas.
PDF Document About NFA 2018 This brochure describes how NFA protects and educates investors, safeguards the integrity of the derivatives markets, and fights fraud and abuse.
PDF Document Scams & Swindles 2018 This guide describes common characteristics of investment scams and outlines steps individuals can take to avoid them.
HTM Document Investor Advisory 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 risk.
HTM Document Futures Fundamentals 2017 Futures Fundamentals is a one-stop educational resource designed to simplify and explain complex market topics.
PDF Document Trading Forex: What Investors Need to Know 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.
PDF Document Opportunity & Risk: An Educational Guide to Trading Futures and Options on Futures 2008 This guide describes how futures and options on futures contracts are traded and the various ways investors can participate in the futures markets.
Online Learning Program Forex Online Learning Program 2005 Forex This program is designed to help individuals understand the off-exchange foreign currency (forex) market.
Online Learning Program An Online Learning Guide to Trading Futures 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.
PDF Document Security Futures: An Introduction to Their Uses and Risks 2002 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.