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The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) is an international organisation which fosters international monetary and financial cooperation and serves as a bank for central banks. It provides research and statistics on monetary policy and banking services.
This Webguide lists stock and commodity exchanges worldwide, including those dealing in futures, options, and derivatives, as well as sources for market and stock prices and reports.
Credit Counseling Agencies
Credit Reports and Credit Scores
Gift Cards, Stored-Value Cards
Servicemembers and Families
Student Education Loans
The Fed has 3 major parts: (1) the Board of Governors, which oversees Fed operations; (2) The Federal Open Market Committee, which sets the national monetary policy and interest rate; and (3) the 12 regional Federal Reserve Banks, which act as fiscal agents for the U.S. Treasury in that region.
The mission of the SEC is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. They do this through the Divisions of Corporation Finance, Enforcement, Investment Management, and Trading and Markets.
The Treasury Department has the offices of the Comptroller of the Currency, Public Debt, U.S. Mint, and Financial Institutions. So do understand the U.S. bond markets, money flow, and supervising financial institutions and markets, start with this website.
The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) is an independent agency created by the Congress that maintains the stability and public confidence in the nation’s financial system by insuring deposits, examining and supervising financial institutions, and managing receiverships.
The mission of OTS is "To supervise savings associations and their holding companies in order to maintain their safety and soundness and compliance with consumer laws, and to encourage a competitive industry that meets America's financial services needs."
U.S.Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) is an independent government agency with the mandate to regulate commodity, futures and option markets in the United States. Their web site has links to all domestic exchanges, market analysis, market surveillance, and market research.
"The central mission of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) is to make markets for consumer financial products and services work for Americans—whether they are applying for a mortgage, choosing among credit cards, or using any number of other consumer financial products." The consumer bureau will try to educate, enforce, and study.
Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Financial Protection Act