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How is forex regulated?

Forex is the largest, most liquid market on the planet. That size and scope creates unique challenges regarding market regulation.

How do you regulate a market that is trading 24 hours a day, all over the world?

There is no centralized body governing the currency trading market; instead, several governmental and independent bodies supervise forex trading around the world. Some of these include, but are not limited to:

COUNTRY SUPERVISORY BODIES
United States The National Futures Association (NFA) Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)
United Kingdom Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Australia The Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC)
Japan The Financial Services Agency (FSA)
Canada The Investment Industry Regulatory Organization of Canada (IIROC)
Cayman Islands Cayman Islands Monetary Authority (CIMA)
Hong Kong The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC)
Singapore The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

The global supervisory bodies regulate forex by setting standards which all brokers under their jurisdiction must comply with. These standards include being registered and licensed with the regulatory body, undergoing regular audits, communicating certain changes of service to their clients, and more. This helps ensure that currency trading is ethical and fair for all involved.

FOREX.com is proud to be financially transparent and secure and adheres to the standards of its regulatory bodies. We are regulated in seven jurisdictions worldwide, supporting over 200,000 traders in over 180 countries. Our parent company, GAIN Capital Holdings, is a publicly traded company meeting the highest standards of corporate governance, financial reporting and disclosure.

Learn more about FOREX.com’s financial stability and strength.

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