http://www.federalreserve.gov/releases/ - Look under Exchange Rates and International Data for historical foreign exchange rates by the day, week, month, and year. Also includes other statistics for United States economic activity.
Bureau of Economic Analysis - Provides the latest statistics on the balance of payments for the United States and other economic activity, including regional statistics.
National Futures Association (NFA), Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTA)
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The CFTC warns consumers of sales solicitations appearing in newspapers, radio or television promotions, or attractive Internet websites, touting high-return, low-risk investment opportunities in foreign currency trading, and of highly paid currency-trading employment opportunities. Check out their enforcement site for more information.
Call the National Futures Association at (800) 676-4NFA or use their Background Affiliation Status Information Center (BASIC) to find out about Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) registrations, NFA membership information, and futures-related regulatory and non-regulatory actions contributed by NFA, the CFTC and the U.S. futures exchanges.