CFTC Financial Data Reports For year end 2011

Discussion in 'Index Futures' started by rmorse, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. rmorse

    rmorse ET Sponsor

    It's nice to look for a firm that has low rates and good platforms. But everyone should be aware of the financial health of their Broker. The metric I like to look at is Adjusted Net Capital and Excess Net Capital.

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  2. Options12

    Options12 Guest

    Thank you for sharing this report.
     
  3. Options12

    Options12 Guest

    Where would one find the retail forex data for a non-CFTC regulated B/D like Citi?
     
  4. rmorse

    rmorse ET Sponsor

    FX data is difficult to find. What are you looking for? If it's counter party risk totals......good luck. FX is still the wild wild west like the OTC market back int he 70's.

    Try contacting the NFA and ask directly. I believe all US FX licensed dealers must be NFA members:

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  5. Thanks for posting that report.
     
  6. this is def required reading before opening a futures account. a quick note, IIRC, the numbers for IB are skewed down b/c of the sweep function meaning they actually having higher customer balances. if i'm wrong pls correct. i don't know how this might change after the recent change in sweep policy.
     
  7. bobok

    bobok

    How do you interpret these metrics ?

    What red flags are there for MF Global in the Aug 2011 statement --- the last statement before it went bust ?