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Securities and Exchange Commission -- An independent, non-partisan, quasi-judicial regulatory agency with responsibility for administering the federal securities laws. The purpose of these laws is to protect investors and to ensure that they have access to disclosure of all material information concerning publicly traded securities. The commission also regulates firms engaged in the purchase or sale of securities, people who provide investment advice, and investment companies.
Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) -- a federal agency that regulates the securities exchanges and the over-the-counter markets, and works to protect investors from unfair and inequitable practices. The SEC administers the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Trust Indenture Act, the Investment Company Act, and the Public Utility Holding Company Act.
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