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Financial markets won't be derailed by Y2K bug

...officials assured investors Tuesday. "The worst that we have to fear right now is public misperception, public fear," Arthur Levitt, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, said at a news conference. Richard Grasso, chairman of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/08/bus_269652.shtml
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SEC chairman says agency found abuses at day-trading firms

...have used deceptive advertising to lure investors into the risky practice of rapidly trading in and out of stock. Arthur Levitt, chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, testified that an ongoing examination has also found many firms...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/09/17/bus_270410.shtml
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Investors gripe about trading over Internet

...prompted both the National Association of Securities Dealers, which operates the Nasdaq market, and SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt to warn investors this week to use as much caution trading online as when going through a traditional broker. Federal...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/01/31/bus_251854.shtml
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Basic principles still apply to investing

...the wheel. "I'm surprised when I ask investors, who, when and what they consult before buying a stock," said Arthur Levitt, Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, during a recent speech. "I've found that very few people read the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/01/30/bus_281589.shtml
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Grasso clawed his way up to most powerful man on Wall Street

...echelons of corporate America. Grasso "was one of the best salesmen I have ever worked with," then-SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt said when Grasso became chairman. Grasso's influence garnered him praise for strong leadership particularly after...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/18/bus_388607.shtml
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SEC votes to open fund disclosure changes to public comment

...mutual fund industry. The public will have 90 days to submit written comments on the proposals, which SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt Jr. described as the most sweeping revisions of mutual fund disclosure rules in 14 years. {jump}They "will be...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/02/28/biz_204653.shtml
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New program lets investors calculate mutual fund fees

...mutual fund by 18 percent on an investment held for 20 years. The Securities and Exchange Commission, led by Chairman Arthur Levitt, has been pushing the mutual fund industry for improved disclosure of fund fees and investment risks. The computer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/07/tec_258469.shtml
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Ruling licks multiple mailings

...receive unneeded extra copies of these documents that serve no purpose other than to increase costs," SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt Jr. said before the commissioners' unanimous vote. The new rule would "save investors from receiving these extra...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/12/14/biz_219028.shtml
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Knowledge of brokers needed for elderly

...on interviews with 827 people in that age group who have securities investments. The survey came a few days after Arthur Levitt Jr., chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission, threatened to clamp down on broker pay practices -- such...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1998/04/24/bus_226664.shtml
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SEC wants corporate filings written in English

...around our markets for most of my life and I can't understand much of what passes for disclosure," said SEC Chairman Arthur Levitt Jr. Anyone who's spent a few minutes reading SEC filings knows this is an area ripe for reform. Consider this passage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1997/01/14/biz_202536.shtml
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