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For Immediate Release
January 02, 2008

For more information contact:
Larry Dyekman (312) 781-1372,
Karen Wuertz (312) 781-1335,

NFA orders San Francisco firm to pay $35,000 fine

January 2, Chicago - National Futures Association (NFA) has ordered Solid Gold Financial Services Inc. (Solid Gold), a Futures Commission Merchant located in San Francisco, California, to pay a fine of $35,000. The Decision, issued by NFA's Business Conduct Committee, is based on a Complaint filed in November 2007 and a settlement offer submitted by Solid Gold.

The Committee found that Solid Gold used misleading advertisement and submitted false or misleading information to NFA. The Committee also found that Solid Gold failed to provide its customers with required disclosure regarding NFA's Background Affiliation Status Information Center (BASIC) and failed to obtain required information from its customers. Additionally, the Committee found that Solid Gold failed to take applicable concentration charges, failed to maintain the required adjusted net capital and failed to collect the required minimum security deposit.

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