The US has one of the strictest regulatory regimes in the world when it comes to forex trading, which is also the main reason for why this country doesn’t have more than a handful of regulated forex brokers registered in it. For US-based forex traders, however, the situation is not much better overseas either, with only a few offshore-registered forex brokers accepting US residents as clients. For a list of all these brokers, choose “Brokers for US traders” in the menu on the left.
The forex brokers that are in fact registered in the US are regulated by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), which is also tasked with regulating the country’s futures and options market. The CFTC is well-known for strictly regulating forex brokers and other financial services firms, and limits trading leverage for non-professionals to 1:50.