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Securities and Exchange Commission: A commission created by Congress to regulate the securities markets and protect investors.

It is composed of five commissioners appointed by the President of the United States and approved by the Senate.

Additional Comments:

The SEC enforces, among other acts, the Securities Act of 1933, the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Trust Indenture Act of 1939, the Investment Company Act of 1940, and the Investment Advisers Act of 1940.

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