U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is a federal agency. It holds primary responsibility for enforcing the federal securities laws and regulating the securities industry, the nation's stock and options exchanges, and other electronic securities markets in the United States. The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

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SEC rejects bitcoin ETFs

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The latest rejection involves two ETFs filed by ProShares that would track bitcoin futures contracts, another from GraniteShares, and five leveraged and inverse ETFs from Direxion.

Goldman banker charged with insider trading

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A criminal complaint unsealed Thursday charged Woojae "Steve" Jung with trading with an unnamed co-conspirator on material non-public information he accessed while working at an investment bank.

SEC official urges caution on ICOs

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A top SEC enforcement official says many so-called "initial coin offerings" launching new cryptocurrencies are securities offerings in disguise, which could be putting investors at risk.

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SEC rejects bitcoin ETFs

The latest rejection involves two ETFs filed by ProShares that would track bitcoin futures contracts, another from GraniteShares, and five leveraged and inverse ETFs from Direxion.