The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a federal government agency established by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. The primary role of this agency is to regulate all business related to the sale and purchase of securities in the United States. What we know today as the SEC began in 1933 with the passage of the Securities Act during the early months of the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt. The purpose of this act was to clean up the securities industry by requiring that all information about securities sold ...

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