Tuesday, May 03, 2005
Forex Trading Articles: "The United States Commodity Futures Trading Commission (�CFTC�) warns consumers to take special care to protect themselves from the many types of commodities fraud being perpetrated in today�s financial markets. The CFTC is the federal agency that regulates commodity futures and options markets in the United States. We have seen a great increase in the number of scams that falsely promise high profits with low risks. Many of these scams are targeted at ethnic communities in their language, from New York to South Florida and from the Southwest to California, among other areas.
The public should be wary of any firm that offers to sell commodities or commodity futures or options. They might be selling precious metals, such as silver or gold, or on foreign currency, such as Euros, Yen or Deutschmarks. They might be selling futures or options on precious metals or foreign currency, or on other commodities such as crude oil, heating oil, unleaded gas, or agricultural products such as corn, soybeans, or cattle. The firm might be offering to manage your money for you to trade in commodity futures or options, or to pool your money with other customers. If a firm offers any of these investments, and promises high profits and low risks, or claims that they have made profits for all of their customers, you should not believe them without proof. The commodities and futures markets are very risky, and you can lose your entire investment very quickly. Anyone who claims otherwise might be breaking the law.
Foreign currency trading scams often attract customers through advertisements in local newspapers, radio promotions or attractive Internet sites. These advertisements may tout high-return, low-risk investment opportunities in foreign currency trading, or even highly-paid currency-trading employment opportunities. The CFTC urges you to be skeptical when p"