Information on this website is obtained from sources believed to be reliable, but is in no way guaranteed. No guarantee of any kind is implied or possible where projections of future conditions are attempted. Futures trading involves risk. In no event should the content of this website be construed as an express or an implied promise, guarantee or implication, by or from Commodity Services, Inc., that you will profit or that losses can be limited in any manner whatsoever. Past results are no indication of future performance.

The agencies that provide compliance and regulatory oversight are, among others, the National Futures Association (NFA) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commissions (CFTC). They require certain risk disclosure documents be provided to prospective clients before an account can be opened.

In addition to these legal documents, you should know that:

  1. Many individual futures traders lose money.
  2. Using stops to limit risk does not guarantee your order will be filled at your price. Situations such as "fast markets" and "limit moves" may prevent your stop from being executed at your price, or executed at all.
  3. Commissions can account for a substantial expense to your trading account.
  4. Trading commodities ALWAYS involves risk of loss.

If you decide to trade on margin, you should understand that there are risks involved. You should consider your financial experience, goals and financial resources and know how much you can afford to lose above and beyond your initial payment. A sudden change in the market could cause you to receive a margin call. In that case, you would be required to deposit additional collateral into your account. If you do not respond in a timely manner, your existing positions could be liquidated in order to cover the call, and you would be responsible for any losses to your account.

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TO REDUCE RISK, DO NOT OVEREXTEND YOURSELF. Maintain account equity well above the minimum margin maintenance and variation requirements, and be aware that those requirements can change at any time.