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COMMODITY FUTURES EDUCATION

Center for Futures Education, Inc. has been providing futures training courses and self-study materials for more than 30 years. Our customers find that we have high-quality, well-written material that is easy to understand and teaches you what you need to know for your exam, or for basic trading techniques. We offer courses to prepare you for the NFA Series 3 exam and Series 34 exam, as well as the Series 30 exam and Series 31 exam. We also offer flexible-length Futures Ethics Training that lets you document your initial or periodic training for purposes of NFA audits. Training in Anti-Money Laundering regulations is also offered.

Order one of our online courses and get started studying today! Receive an automated e-mail with your PIN and access information within minutes of placing your order.

FREE: telephone/e-mail/Skype tutoring service for our students. Many of our courses are offered in a print version, as well as an online version. Combo packs can be purchased for greater value.

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INDUSTRY NEWS

CME® Group Announces Launch of Bitcoin Futures

Effective in the fourth quarter of 2017, CME® will launch a cash-settled Bitcoin futures contract. The contract will be based on the CME CF Bitcoin Reference Rate (BRR), and will be the futures industry's first entry in the cryptocurrency market, which has grown to a capitalization of $172 billion, of which Bitcoin comprises about $94 billion (54%). Each contract will contain 5 Bitcoin and have a minimum fluctuation of $5.00/Bitcoin ($25/contract), and trading will be through Globex® and ClearPort 17:00—16:00 CT Sunday—Friday.

NFA Recommends Increase in Assessed Fees

NFA's Executive Committee recommended to its Board of Directors that all futures and options contracts, which currently have an assessment fee of 1¢ per side, be assessed 2¢ per side beginning January 1, 2018. The increase will fund the NFA's operations, including its regulatory programs, and make the U.S. futures and options markets less competitive internationally. Presumably, the Board of Directors and CFTC will approve this assessment increase.

 

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Gate 39 Media's 2017 FinCal Futures Calendar

FinCal, the futures calendar powered by Gate 39 Media, allows financial industry firms and information providers to stay in-the-know with real-time futures data from major exchanges that influences global trading activity.

Gate 39 Media's FinCal service offers clients secure, responsive, fully hosted, and searchable financial calendars displaying key dates and reports on leading products on CME® and ICE.

Access daily and monthly views, filter by exchange and sector, and enjoy a growing list of options and features which includes:

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