Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

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US federal agency established in 1934 to help protect investors by enforcing securities-related laws, and by setting mandatory standards for disclosure of financial and other pertinent information about firms whose securities are traded over a stock exchange. Its five commissioners (appointed by the US President and confirmed by the Senate) serve for staggered five-year terms, and at any time no more than three of them may be from the same political party.

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You must always stay above board with all of your dealings in the market so that the securities and exchange commission doesn't shut you down.
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As a broker, we have to abide by the rules of the SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION. They regulate the flow of what we do in business..
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I knew that I could trust the securities and exchange commission because they would monitor corporate takeover and make sure everyone played fair.
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