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An Introduction to Trading in the Financial Markets: Market Basics by R. Tee Williams

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Regulators

Nearly every trading market in the world has at least one and sometimes several national regulators. A few markets have no regulator because of tradition or, more frequently, because the market spans several national boundaries. Often when nations compete for control of a market, the result is little or no regulation. Even in markets with little governmental regulation, the market participants regulate themselves formally or informally. Figure 1.5 identifies regulators in the trading markets.

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Figure 1.5 Regulators supervise markets for governments and/or for market participants.

Regulators: purpose

Unregulated markets depend on collective ...

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