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Securities Exchange Act of 1934

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Secondary Market
Securities Act of 1933
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE)
Primary Market
Sarbanes Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX)

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 deals with the regulation of secondary market transactions, or outstanding securities in the market (which can be traded on a daily basis). The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulates this act.

Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Meaning

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 was established after the stock market crash of 1929 – the following Great Depression. The 1934 Securities Exchange Act is meant to provide meaningful and relevant information to the average investor. This ensures that the investor is not mislead in anyway so that they are able to make well informed decisions. The Securities Exchange Act regulations include the need for quarterly and annual audits by an accounting firm. These accounting firms then attest to the accuracy of the statements.

The Securities Exchange Act of 1934 thus ensures that there is no fraud that exist within the company. It also deals with insider trading. If an investor has information that is non-public in nature then, then under the 1934 Securities Exchange Act, he/she may not act on it until the information has gone public. The idea is to provide a fair and equal market so there are no unusual transactions to set the market adrift.

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Australian Securities Exchange (ASX)

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Definition

In 1861, the Australian Securities Exchange or the ASX was established. Furthermore, it’s current form is the result of a merger between the Australian Stock Exchange and the Sydney Futures Exchange in 2006. Currently, the ASX exchange is the 9th largest stock exchange in the world in terms of both trading volume and market capitalization.

Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) Meaning

Three very large components make up the Australian Securities Exchange. Those components perform the majority of trading on the ASX. The three components include the following:

  • Mining
  • Retail
  • Financial institutions

Like most exchanges the ASX trading is all electronic. The main headquarters are in Sydney. But there are several locations in the six respective state capitals. The ASX index is the S&P/ASX 200. Furthermore, the S&P/ASX 200 is a market capitalization weighted index which is float adjusted for the top 200 stocks.

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Australian Securities Exchange

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Hong Kong Stock Exchange (HKEX)
Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX)
Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE)
National Stock Exchange of India (NSE)

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