- Category: Politics
- Published: Friday, 09 August 2013 22:48
- Written by Roger Caldwell
The Security Exchange Commission is a federal regulatory agency that is designed to protect investors and eliminate insider trading, accounting fraud, and misleading information about securities. Stock market trading is a risky business and the SEC keeps things fair and transparent for large and small investors. Each year the SEC brings hundreds of civil enforcement actions against individuals and companies for violation of the securities laws.