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SEC Approves BX Venture Market for Smaller Company Securities

Earlier this month, the SEC approved a new securities market for smaller companies called BX Venture Market. Demand for such a market highlights a constant tension between the SEC’s goal of facilitating capital formation on one hand and protecting investors and markets on the other. Issuers unable to meet the listing standards of NYSE and … Continue Reading

Prediction Markets and Securities Laws

As the Presidential primary elections continue, news outlets have been reporting the accuracy of prediction markets used to predict which candidates will win. A prediction market is like a securities exchange; but instead of trading stocks, market participants trade “contracts” that designate whether an unambiguous future event will occur. The contracts trade among market participants … Continue Reading