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Crowdfunding Causes SEC Deja Vu

One of the reasons that the SEC doesn’t like crowdfunding is because the sale of small company shares is just an extension (in its institutional instinctual memory) of the old penny stock – boiler room business. As a reminder of … Continue reading

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Foreshadowing A Crowdfunding Fear

The SEC is again moving aggressively against “pump and dump” market manipulators of microcap or “penny” stocks. According to the Washington Post, the agency has opened 5-6 new enforcement cases a month, above last years’ rate, and now has full … Continue reading

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