Interest rates, loosely defined as the price of money, have a
profound and pervasive influence on businesses and individuals alike. The
effects of interest rates are felt in everything from credit cards and
mortgages to the coupons of corporate bond issues.
Association FIA is the only association representative of all organizations
that have an interest in the futures market. FIA has more than 180 corporate
members, reaching thousands of industry participants.
Broker The Chicago Board of Trade has compiled the Futures Commission
Merchants Directory as a guide to match customer needs with brokerage
expertise. A futures commission merchant (FCM) is a firm that transacts futures
and options business on behalf of another. The individual firms supply the
Association: Since our founding in 1982, National Futures Association has
been responsible for protecting the rights of investors in the futures markets.
To this end, we seek to ensure that the firms and individuals who trade futures
with the public are Members of NFA and that they adhere to the highest
standards of professional and financial responsibility.