Investor Education & Resources

Type Title Date Summary
Investor Newsletters January 11, 2018 NFA's Investor Newsletters notify investors of important NFA information or events.
Investor Advisory December 1, 2017 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.
World Investor Week October 5, 2017 On October 5, 2017, NFA conducted a free webinar entitled, "Investor protection: A worldwide impact starts with you". View the recording.
Annual Reviews April 13, 2017 NFA's Annual Reviews describe NFA and its most recent accomplishments
Investor Brochure August 1, 2016 This brochure provides the investing public with a list of NFA's available online resources.
Risk Disclosure Statement for Security Futures Contracts April 1, 2014 This disclosure statement discusses the characteristics and risks of standardized security futures contracts traded on regulated U.S. exchanges.
An Introduction to NFA January 1, 2014 This booklet describes how NFA protects and educates investors, safeguards the integrity of the derivatives markets, and fights fraud and abuse.
Trading Forex: What Investors Need to Know January 1, 2013 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.
Estafas y Chantajes: Una Guía Educativa para Prevenir Fraudes Financieros May 1, 2007 Esta guía describe las características comunes de las estafas de inversión y describe los pasos que las personas pueden tomar para evitarlas.
Scams & Swindles May 1, 2007 This guide describes common characteristics of investment scams and outlines steps individuals can take to avoid them.
Forex Online Learning Program November 1, 2005 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.