“Securities are the instruments which evidence the financial rights, and in some instances, the power to control, the corporations which own the great majority of our nation’s and the world’s productive facilities. Securities are the instruments through which business enterprises and governmental entities raise a substantial portion of the funds that are used to finance new capital.”
Source: Thomas Hazen, §1 Overview of the Securities Markets and Their Operation, Principles of Securities Regulation, Revised (2017 West Academic Publishing).
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