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Securities and Commodities Markets - What Are Securities And Commodities?, Individual Investors, Government Regulation Of The Market System, Weaknesses In The Market System

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Securities (stocks, bonds, and mutual funds) and commodities (raw materials and foreign currencies and securities) markets in the United States are used by corporations to raise money for their business operations and by individuals and banks to build wealth and, in some cases, pay for retirement. These markets have fueled periods of astounding economic growth (called bull markets), but they have also been at the center of downturns (called bear markets) and disastrous economic crashes, creating the need for an extensive regulatory system. Despite regulations, however, the markets occasionally see high-profile scandals involving major figures in the business world.

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