Commission-free stock trading has spurred retail investors. But its days might be numbered.

Jun 22, 2022
The head of the Securities and Exchange Commission has taken aim at the commission-free business model.
A large part of the boom in retail stock trading has been fueled by the advent of no-commission stock trading.
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Crypto's growth spawns a Washington debate: Who should regulate it?

Jun 8, 2022
A bill would put the Commodity Futures Trading Commission in charge. Some consumer advocates back the Securities and Exchange Commission.
The Securities and Exchange Commission has more people to oversee cryptocurrency than the smaller Commodity Futures Trading Commission, but other factors are involved.
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The SEC is set to propose changes to stock market operations

What some of the possible changes could mean for investors.
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on March 20, 2020 in New York City. Changes to the market that seem to target market efficiency are in the works.
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Proposed bitcoin ETFs spotlight debate over rules governing crypto

Mar 22, 2022
SEC delays decision on allowing exchange-traded funds. It has to make big calls on digital currencies, whether it wants to or not.
The SEC is spending a lot of time figuring out how to deal with cryptocurrencies.
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How do you calculate a company's carbon footprint? The SEC is figuring that out.

Jan 19, 2022
Emissions by a company's suppliers and customers could count towards the total.
The SEC may soon require companies to disclose greenhouse gas emissions. Whether they'll also include emissions from suppliers — usually a larger proportion of emissions — is unclear.
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GameStop shares back up after Robinhood relaxes restrictions

After shares of the video game retailer closed down 44% Thursday, they were up about 80% at market open Friday.
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With Bitcoin's popularity increasing, what new regulations will we see?

Jan 15, 2021
Those looking to dip their toes into Bitcoin expect the same regulatory clarity and protections that come with traditional assets.
Financial advisers and professional money managers generally haven't been able to add Bitcoin to the portfolios they manage.
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SEC on high alert for illegal stock market activity

Mar 23, 2020
Haima Marlier, a former senior trial counsel for the SEC, says recent trading suspensions show the SEC is "very much paying attention."
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Why are the NYSE and private companies fighting over two-millionths of a second?

Oct 7, 2019
In the world of high-speed trading, a lot can happen in .000002 seconds.
Wall Street banks, brokers and traders will pay a lot to be first in trading changes. Above, the New York Stock Exchange seen in 2008.
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