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SEC Charges Former Congressman with Insider Trading

Stephen Buyer allegedly used inside information to buy $1.5 million in stocks. Criminal case pending as well July 25, 2022 – The Securities and Exchange Commission today filed insider trading charges against Stephen Buyer, a former U.S. Representative for Indiana’s 4th Congressional District. According to the SEC’s complaint, after leaving […]

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OTC Markets

The over-the-counter market is where securities which do not trade on an exchange are traded. Securities traded on the this market are typically from smaller companies that do not meet the listing requirements from the exchanges. The OTC market is the default exchange for some securities, like corporate bonds. Alternatively, […]

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$6 Million Award to Five Whistleblowers

Washington D.C., April 25, 2022 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced a total award of $6 million to two groups of whistleblowers who provided information and assistance in a single covered action. The first group of whistleblowers provided the SEC with key documents that led the staff to […]

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SEC Examing Crypto as Securities

The SEC is attempting to gain regulatory oversight of cryptocurrency products and platforms that may be engaging in the sale and offering of securities. Securities are strictly regulated and require detailed disclosures to inform investors of potential risks. Since the first cryptocurrency (Bitcoin) launched in 2009, the question of how […]