The National Futures Association (NFA) operates BASIC, a free tool that investors can use to research the background of derivatives industry professionals.  Before working with any person or firm to trade in commodity futures, commodity pools, options, forex, or other derivatives, verify that the entity is properly registered with the NFA.


CFTC Investor Resources

The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) provides federal regulation for commodity trading. The CFTC issues advisories and alerts which provide helpful information for investors.

Protecting America's Farmers and Ranchers

Fraud Advisory: Precious Metals Fraud

Fraud Advisory: Foreign Currency (Forex) Fraud

Most Recent CFTC Advisories & Alert

Complaints & Investigations

Our agency also investigates complaints regarding the sale of a commodity to a Nebraska resident. For more information regarding this process, please visit our Complaint section