Securities & Exchange Commission

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The SEC was created in 1934 after the stock market crashed. There was not much confidence left in the stock market and Congress decided to create a regulatory commission that would restore the investor's confidence by ending the misleading stock sales and stock manipulation. The commission will also maintain the stock market by providing information and creating rules. It will regulate stock brokers, over the counter markets, and exchanges. It also requires a registration for stock that has been sold and distributed.
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Fun Facts

1. The Securities and Exchange Commission was created by the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and President Frederick Roosevelt.

2. The Securities and Exchange Commission consists of five commissioners that are hand chosen and appointed the President. The Senate then has to approve of the President's choices.

3. The Securities and Exchange Commission acts as an advisor to the courts if a corporate bankruptcy case appears.