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Reasons You should Use a Regulated Forex Broker

Aug 20, 2008
Does becoming a regulated forex broker interest you? Forex brokers do their business in the fast paced arena of foreign currency, creating millions for their clients. In addition, they earn very good money in commissions for themselves , speculating on which specific countries exchange rates are going to either go up or down in the near future.

What Entity Regulates Forex Brokers?

Since Forex brokers do their business around the world in various nations and cities, there is no single agency that regulates all Forex brokers. Instead, brokers are generally regulated through the local regulation brokerage agency in their home countries.

Therefore, U.S. Forex brokers are mainly regulated through the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve System, or the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency.

Forex brokers that are situated in Japan are regulated by the Financial Services Agency, while the Irag Securities Commission regulates Forex brokers that are located with the borders of Iraq.

What Are The Rule That Govern Forex Traders?

Making trades on foreign exchanges is very different from making trades on the NYSE or the Nasdaq for instance. Forex trading has it's rules set down by the National Futures Association. The majority of the trades have to do with the major currencies; The American, Australian, Canadian dollars; The Euro; The British Pound; The Japanese Yen and so on.

National Futures Association

These various regulations are set forth in the National Futures Association Retail Off Exchange Foreign Rules. The various rules include detailed information in regards to assessments and dues, different requirements for managing a Forex account, numerous obligations of assignees, and various other situations that arise throughout the course of Forex trading.

The internet website of the National Futures Association incorporates a wealth of information for the start up regulated Forex Broker or Forex Investor. At this site you will find all the numerous rules that govern Forex traders; Forex reporting requirements' Forex alerts for investors; different notices to Forex members, decision notices which interpret the Forex rules, as well as other resources for those people who want to learn more in regards to Forex.

Their website also furnishes various links for electronic filing that are required to both establish as well as maintain a Forex brokerage, Forex reporting, promotional materials, complaints, exemptions, and the annual questionnaire.

Be Wary Of Unregulated Brokers

All investors must be aware that Forex fraud is an increasingly pervasive problem. The Commodities Futures trading Commission have estimates that consumers have lost in excess of $395 million in fraudulent Forex schemes.

For Additional Information

If you are looking for added information in regards to Forex than can be found on the National Future Association website, you can educate yourself on Forex trading by a self study program or through taking a course.
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