Certain securities are exempt from the registration provisions of the Securities Act of 1933 because of the issuer or the nature of the security. While the securities may be exempt from the registration and prospectus requirements of the Act, none are exempt from the anti-fraud provisions of the Act. Examples of exempt securities are:

  • Debt securities with maturities of less than 270 days and public offering of $5,000,000 or less with subject to fulfillment of some conditions.
  • Employee benefit plans
  • Option contracts, both puts and calls on stocks & indexes

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