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Securities Exchange Act Of 1934

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Definition

The Act and its accompanying rules were enacted to protect investors in connection with the trading of securities already issued and outstanding. The most important components of the Act are Section 10(b) and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Rule 10b-5, which prohibits manipulative or deceptive acts in connection with the purchase or sale of a security. Corporate directors and officers are frequently the targets of lawsuits brought under these antifraud provisions.

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