Business / Taxes / Securities And Exchange Commission (SEC): The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an independent federal agency that oversees and regulates the securities industry in the United States and enforces securities laws. The SEC requires registration of all securities that meet the criteria it sets, and of all individuals and firms who sell those securities. It's also a rule making body, with a mandate to turn the law into rules that the investment industry can follow. Established by Congress in 1934, the SEC sets standards for disclosure by publicly traded corporations, and works to protect investors from misleading or fraudulent practices, including insider trading. It has four divisions: Corporate Finance, Market Regulation, Investment Management, and Enforcement.
Exchange Adjective Synonyms: trade, barter, switch, change, interchange, reciprocate, return, swap or swop
Exchange Verb Synonyms: market, stock market, Stock Exchange, securities exchange, the Market, the Board, the Big Board, the Exchange, the Bourse, Wall Street, the Street
Business / Taxes / Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, And Retrieval System (EDGAR): EDGAR is an electronic database that contains all the corporate financial reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Any company with more than $10 million in assets and over 500 MORE
Business / Finance / Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC): A nonprofit corporation that insures customers' securities and cash held by member brokerage firms against the failure of those firms. MORE
Business / Agriculture / Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC): The independent federal regulatory agency established by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission Act of 1974 to administer the Commodity Exchange Act. It regulates trading on the futures exchanges in MORE