An independent US corporate finance agency whose main objective is to protect individuals and the market from manipulation.
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is an independent U.S agency that is responsible for protecting individuals and the financial market from all kinds of manipulations. The agency does this by enforcing a corporate finance code to make the market a fair place. Specifically, the agency is dedicated to ensuring that the conditions of the financial market are genuine, trustworthy, and safe.
The agency also has the responsibility of helping investors make the right choices. Thus, brokers, traders, and exchanges are charged to divulge every important piece of information that investors might need for decision-making. This, in turn, creates a fair trading environment in the financial market.