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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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CME® Group Closes New York Trading Floor

Effective December 30, 2016, CME® Group is closing its New York trading floor (subject to CFTC review). Since termination of open outcry trading for futures contracts in July 2015, open outcry volume on options contracts has plummeted, prompting the closure of the New York trading floor and a transition to electronic trading for the energy and metals options contracts traded there.

Mexican Peso, Japanese Yen, and New Zealand Dollar FDM Security Deposit Requirements Increased; Swiss Franc requirement reduced

Effective December 5, 2016 (17:00 CST), the security deposit FDMs must collect and maintain for currency pairs involving the Mexican Peso is increased to a minimum of 8%; for currency pairs involving the Japanese Yen is increased to a minimum of 4%; and for the currency pairs involving the New Zealand Dollar is increased to a minimum of 3%. Also effective December 5, 2016 (17:00 CST), the security deposit FDM must collect and maintain for currency pairs involving the Swiss Franc is decreased to a minimum of 3%.


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:

View additional FinCal features and screenshots here.

Interested? To fill out an information request form, click here.