Securities and Exchange Commission

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a United States government agency that regulates the securities markets. The intent behind the SEC is to protect the investing public by promoting the full disclosure of financial information and by investigating cases of financial fraud. The SEC regulates all stock exchanges operating within the United States. The SEC also specifies the reporting requirements of all publicly-held entities within the country, and makes their filings available to the general public on its website.

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