Commodity Trading Advisors (CTAs) are professional investment managers, similar to portfolio managers in mutual funds, who seek to profit from movements in the global financial, commodity and currency markets by investing in exchange traded futures and options and OTC forward contracts. CTAs are:
SEC regulates equity and bond related securities
CFTC exchange traded futures and options products as well as foreign exchange
Registered through the CFTC and members of the National Futures Association (NFA). (Registration status is available to the public through
If you have traded for yourself, you understand that there are a variety of trading methodologies used to identify trading opportunities and implement risk management strategies. After years of trading and testing methodologies, CTAs maintain a disciplined trading niche through either a systematic or discretionary approach.
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The risk of trading futures and options can be substantial. Each investor must consider whether this is a suitable investment. Past performance is not indicative of future results. Trading advice is based on information taken from trades and statistical services and other sources that RJO Futures believes to be reliable. We do not guarantee that such information is accurate or complete and it should not be relied upon as such. Trading advice reflects our good faith judgement at a specific time and is subject to change without notice. There is no guarantee that the advice we give will result in profitable trades.
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