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Trading Foreign Commodity Futures and Options by U.S. Persons  

Author:  Matthew Kluchenek.; Matthew Bisanz.

Source: Volume 55, Number 01, January 1 2022 , pp.7-12(6)

Review of Securities & Commodities Regulation

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U.S. customers may only trade foreign exchange-traded broad-based index futures contracts if the contracts (and options thereon) meet certain criteria and may only trade foreign exchange-traded security futures contracts if they adhere to the terms of an SEC order and CFTC advisory. In this article, the authors discuss the specific rules applicable to these products and several related subjects, including requirements for intermediaries (brokers). They close with a discussion of cross-border enforcement considerations.

Keywords: Commodity Exchange Act, 7 U.S.C. ยงยง 1; Requirements for Intermediaries; Cross-Border Enforcement

Affiliations:  1: Mayer Brown, LLP; 2: Mayer Brown, LLP.

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