What is Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a regulatory authority that was formed by the US government in 1934 to shield US investors and uphold fair financial markets, especially securities markets. The SEC scrutinizes the financial reports and the activities of both public companies listed in the 21 national securities exchanges, such as the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, and private companies raising capital from US investors.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a US government authority that regulates the securities market.

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