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Finance Dictionary and Glossary of Investment Terms
Securities Act of 1933
First law designed to regulate securities markets, requiring registration of securities and disclosure.
First Congressional law regulating the securities industry. Required registration and disclosure and included measures to discourage fraud and deception.
A federal piece of legislation enacted as a result of the market crash of 1929. The legislation had two main goals: (1) to ensure more transparency in financial statements so investors can make informed decisions about investments, and (2) to establish laws against misrepresentation and fraudulent activities in the securities markets.