The SEC provides information regarding major securities acts
- Securities Act of 1933
- Securities Exchange Act of 1934
- Trust Indenture Act of 1939
- Investment Company Act of 1940
- Investment Advisers Act of 1940
- Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
- Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act
Proposed, Final, and Temporary Regulations are posted along with various notices and releases as well as public petitions for rule making. Staff interpretations and similar internal documents designed to provide guidance but are not considered authoritative are also available on the Commission's website.
Documents Related to Litigation
The SEC makes its enforcement actions, briefs, commission opinions, SEC Rules of Practice along with other documents available from its website. The SEC's Administrative Law Judge initial decisions (1960-current) and orders (1996-current) are also available.
The Electronic Data Gathering, Analysis, and Retrieval System (EDGAR) provides access to certain forms filed by public companies as required by the Securities Exchange Act of 1933 and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, such as the 10-K Form (Annual) and 10-Q Form (Quarterly). A list and descriptions of the different forms are on the SEC's website.
See the research guide on the SEC's website for more information.