What does Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) mean?
The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an agency to regulate derivatives markets in US. It was set up to prevent manipulation by inflating the price of commodities. Its aim is to promote transparent, open, competitive and stable derivative markets. It oversees futures and option markets to protect market participants and the public from manipulation and fraud.
Futures Knowledge Explains Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
The CFTC oversees designated contract markets, and the participants and has powers to take actions against them. For example, it can ban Forex Dealers for their role in the illegal solicitation of forex trading accounts. Though the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission is not a global regulator, it coordinates with other overseas regulators to bring more transparency to derivatives markets.