Forex Transactions: A Regulatory Guide - The Commodity Exchange Act (Act) gives the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) jurisdiction ended off-exchange (also called over-the-counter or OTC) foreign currency futures and options transactions as well as particular leveraged foreign currency transactions existing to or entered into with retail customers. Under the Act, single particular regulated entities could be counterparties to these off-exchange trades with retail customers. These regulated entities are particular registered futures commission merchants (FCMs) and registered Retail Foreign Exchange Dealers (RFEDs). All other off-exchange futures and options transactions with U.S. Retail customers are prohibited except made on or theme to the rules of a regulated chat.
Before vacant on, you must understand two of the stipulations with the intention of we will aid right through this Guide.
· For our purposes, a customer is one have fun to a forex trade who is not an eligible contract participant as defined in the Act. This includes those with assets of a reduced amount of than $10 million and generally
· equally used in this Guide, forex transactions are leveraged off-exchange foreign currency transactions everywhere lone have fun is a customer (as defined in the before bullet), apart from with the intention of the stretch does not include transactions with the intention of upshot in real manner of speaking surrounded by two days or with the intention of create an enforceable obligation to give up linking parties who are
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NFA's forex supplies apply to all NFA Members with the intention of engage in forex activities with customers. This Guide must help our Members who are theme to NFA's forex supplies understand persons supplies. This Guide does not, however, include each requirement with the intention of could apply and does not deal with each point of the supplies it does include. Inside addition to this Guide, you must read NFA's rules and interpretive notices and the CFTC's rules, interpretive notices and calligraphy regarding forex transactions. NFA's generally noteworthy rules and interpretive notices regarding forex transactions are built-in in Appendices 1 and 2.