Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC)

Definition:

A federal agency that regulates the US financial markets. The SEC also oversees the securities industry and promotes full disclosure in order to protect the investing public against malpractice in the securities markets.

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Good-this-Month order (GTM)

An order to buy or sell securities that continues to be a valid order until the end of the current month.

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