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Commodity Futures Trading Corporation (CFTC): The CFTC assures the economic utility of the futures markets by encouraging their competitiveness and efficiency, protecting market participants against fraud, manipulation, and abusive trading practices, and by ensuring the financial integrity of the clearing process.

Federal Trade Commission (FTC): The only federal agency with both consumer protection and competition jurisdiction in broad sectors of the economy.

Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA): The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), is the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States.

Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3): IC3's mission is to serve as a vehicle to receive, develop, and refer criminal complaints regarding the rapidly expanding arena of cyber crime.

Investing Online Resource Center (IORC): The Investing Online Resource Center is designed to serve as a valuable source for noncommercial information about investing online.

National Association of Securities Dealers Regulation (NASDR): This site is designed to assist investors who have lost money. The SEC, NASD and Securities Law Information Center helps investors document their cases in order to best explain how their funds may have been improperly managed. Clients can then follow up on their own or with a law firm in an attempt to recover their losses.

National Fraud Information Center: The mission of the National Fraud Information Center is to give consumers the information they need to avoid becoming victims of telemarketing and Internet fraud and to help them get their complaints to law enforcement agencies quickly and easily. .

National Futures Association (NFA): National Futures Association (NFA) is the industry wide, self-regulatory organization for the U.S. futures industry. We strive every day to develop rules, programs and services that safeguard market integrity, protect investors and help our members meet their regulatory responsibilities.

National Securities Markets Improvement Act of 1996 (NSMIA): Passed by the US Congress in 1996, NSMIA was an attempt to update and amend previous security acts & create one uniform code that could be followed by companies and regulators.

North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA): Organized in 1919, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. NASAA is a voluntary association whose membership consists of 67 state, provincial, and territorial securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Mexico.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.