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- Check the background of your broker or investment professional by using Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) BrokerCheck. FINRA is also a resource for Investor Alerts and investor education and tools
- Check out your commodity broker . A free service from the National Futures Association’sBackground Affiliation Status Information Center (BASIC). Whether you are an investor thinking about opening a futures account or an NFA Member contemplating a new business relationship, BASIC can be a valuable resource for you. BASIC contains Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) registration and NFA membership information and futures-related regulatory and non-regulatory actions contributed by NFA, the CFTC and the U.S. futures exchanges.
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