Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act


The Act was passed as a response to 2007-2010 financial crisis and brought sweeping changes to financial regulation in the United States. The Act was signed by President Barack Obama on July 21, 2010

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Government obligations

U.S. government-backed debt instruments, which are considered among the safest investments possible, including Treasury bonds, bills, and notes, and savings bonds.

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