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04/09/2013

New Measures to Address Market Volatility

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to inform investors of recent safeguards approved by the SEC to address market volatility in U.S. equity markets. On May 31, 2012, the SEC approved a new “Limit Up-Limit Down” mechanism to address market volatility by preventing trades in listed equity securities when triggered by large, sudden price moves in an individual stock. Additionally, the SEC approved proposed rule changes that modify existing circuit breaker procedures related to market-wide trading halts.Read more

04/08/2013

SEC Charges Former Medical Device Company Employee for Illegally Tipping Brother with Quarterly Earnings Data

Washington, D.C., April 8, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a former employee at a California-based medical device manufacturer with illegally tipping confidential financial data to her brother, who illegally traded in the company's stock and enabled his hedge fund clients to do the same.Read more

04/03/2013

Investor Bulletin: How to Read a Mutual Fund Shareholder Report

Mutual funds that are registered with the SEC must send reports to their shareholders on a semiannual basis. the semiannual report covers the first six months of the fund's fiscal year, while the annual report covers the fund's entire fiscal year. Mutual funds that are registered with the seC prepare their own shareholder reports and file them with the seC. so long as these funds disclose the information that the seC requires in the shareholder report, they can decide how to organize and present the information within the report.Read more

04/02/2013

SEC Says Social Media OK for Company Announcements if Investors Are Alerted

Washington, D.C., April 2, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today issued a report that makes clear that companies can use social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter to announce key information in compliance with Regulation Fair Disclosure (Regulation FD) so long as investors have been alerted about which social media will be used to disseminate such information.Read more

03/29/2013

SEC Charges Sigma Capital Portfolio Manager with Insider Trading

Washington, D.C., March 29, 2013 —The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged Michael Steinberg, a portfolio manager at New York-based hedge fund advisory firm Sigma Capital Management, with trading on inside information ahead of quarterly earnings announcements by Dell and Nvidia Corporation.Read more