commodity trading advisor

( CTA)
An individual or firm who directly or indirectly advises others about buying or selling futures or futures options. Analyses, reports, or newsletters concerning futures may be issued by a CTA; he may also engage in placing trades for other people's accounts. CTAs are required to be registered with the CFTC and to belong to the NFA. The CENTER ONLINE Futures Glossary
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An investment manager that focuses on long and short trading in the futures markets. The trade are often intraday trades. Sometimes referred to as Managed futures. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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