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Binary Options And Securities Regulation

by Allen Matkins on

Recently, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) updated and expanded its 2015 advisory warning investors about online binary option schemes. NASAA offers the following explanation of “binary...more

Is There A State Role For Binary Option Regulation?

by Allen Matkins on

The North American State Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently warned investors about the risks of investing in binary options. While NASAA asserts that many binary trading platforms are “unregulated or are...more

Structured Thoughts: News for the financial services community, Volume 6, Issue 7

Structured Products Offerings and Research Reports: Introduction - Structured products are sold by broker-dealers, many of which are affiliates of large investment banks. The equity research group of the same...more

GB: Gambling Commission issues warning over “scam” binary options providers

by DLA Piper on

The Gambling Commission has issued a warning to consumers, designed to minimise the risk deriving from a current regulatory hiatus affecting binary options. ...more

Dutch judge: Binary options institution should get license

by DLA Piper on

The Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (‘AFM’) wrongly refused to provide a license to a Dutch institution that provides binary option services. This is the outcome of a preliminary judgement earlier this week by...more

Bridging the Week - November 2014

CFTC Staff Authorizes University to Offer Election and Economic Indicator Binary Options Without Registration as an Execution Facility: The Division of Market Oversight of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission...more

No Good Option: Binary Options Are Not Traditional Option Contracts, But Do Not Escape Regulatory Oversight

by Goodwin on

The regulatory authority of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (“CFTC”) covers “options” which are adroitly defined as “transaction(s) . . . held out to be of the character of, or . . . commonly known to the trade...more

Affiliate Marketers Need to Be Aware of the CFTC

by Ifrah PLLC on

Some affiliate marketers have recently gotten involved in the risky world of online trading. Online trading, particularly the trading of binary options, has become an attractive alternative for some affiliate marketers to...more

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