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06/06/2013

SEC Warns Investors About Binary Options and Charges Cyprus-Based Company with Selling Them Illegally in U.S.

Washington, D.C., June 6, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today warned investors about the potential risks of investing in binary options and has charged a Cyprus-based company with selling them illegally to U.S. investors.Read more

06/05/2013

SEC Suspends Trading of 61 Companies Ripe for Fraud in Over-The-Counter Market

Washington, D.C., June 3, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced the second-largest trading suspension in agency history as it continues its "Operation Shell Expel" crackdown against the manipulation of microcap shell companies that are ripe for fraud as they lay dormant in the over-the-counter market.Read more

06/05/2013

SEC Charges Penny Stock Company and CEO for Illegal Stock Offering and Insider Trading

Washington, D.C., June 5, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a microcap company that was ensnared in an SEC trading suspension proactively targeting questionable penny stocks, and also charged the CEO who illicitly profited from selling his shares while investors were unaware of the company’s financial struggles.Read more

06/05/2013

SEC Proposes Money Market Fund Reforms

Washington, D.C., June 5, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today voted unanimously to propose rules that would reform the way that money market funds operate in order to make them less susceptible to runs that could harm investors.Read more

06/04/2013

What Are Corporate Bonds?

The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to offer basic information about corporate bonds.Read more