Clayton Antitrust Act

What is the 'Clayton Antitrust Act'

The Clayton Antitrust Act is an amendment passed by the U.S. Congress in 1914 that provides further clarification and substance to the Sherman Antitrust Act of 1890. The Clayton Antitrust Act attempts to prohibit certain actions that lead to anti-competitiveness.

BREAKING DOWN 'Clayton Antitrust Act'

The Clayton Antitrust Act provides barriers to a broad range of anti-competitiveness issues. For example, topics such as price discrimination, price fixing and unfair business practices are addressed in the Act. They are enforced by the Federal Trade Commission and the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice.

RELATED TERMS
  1. Celler-Kefauver Act

    One of several U.S. laws designed to prevent certain mergers ...
  2. Sherman Antitrust Act

    The Sherman Anti-Trust Act is landmark 1890 U.S. legislation ...
  3. Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements ...

    A U.S. law enacted by President Ford that requires large companies ...
  4. The Celler-Kefauver Act

    A 1950 refinement of previous antitrust legislation dealing primarily ...
  5. Price Fixing

    Establishing the price of a product or service, rather than allowing ...
  6. Federal Trade Commission - FTC

    An independent federal agency whose main goals are to protect ...
Related Articles
  1. Economics

    What are Antitrust Laws?

    Antitrust laws regulate competition between companies.
  2. Investing News

    Why Warren Buffett is Defending Clayton Homes

    Warren Buffett spent a considerable amount of his annual letter defending the controversial Clayton Homes. Why?
  3. Personal Finance

    History Of The U.S. Federal Trade Commission

    Since the early 1900s, the Federal Trade Commission has been working to protect U.S. citizens from corporations.
  4. Personal Finance

    A History Of U.S. Monopolies

    These monoliths helped develop the economy and infrastructure at the expense of competition.
  5. Active Trading

    Wall Street History: Railroads And Rockefeller

    This week in financial history marks the beginning of antitrust legislation and a huge leap for labor unions.
  6. Stock Analysis

    Ball Runs Into Antitrust Wall Over Rexam Purchase (BLL, BUD)

    The ball is in the European Union's court. The $6.8 billion merger between the world's two biggest can and bottle manufacturers looks like it is running afoul of European antitrust concens. ...
  7. Personal Finance

    Wall Street History: Superman, Trump And Mr. Copper

    A lot of birthdays this week, including Ford Motors, the FDIC and Donald Trump. We also check look at antitrust and Hoover's bad idea.
  8. Personal Finance

    Wall Street History: The NYSE Is Born, Bubbles Form

    This week in financial history saw the birth of the NYSE an attempt to destroy Microsoft, and much more.
  9. Investing

    The Economic Effects of the New Deal

    While the New Deal failed to revive the U.S. economy during the Great Depression, its legacy lives on today as increasing the social welfare of America.
  10. Options & Futures

    On This Day In Finance: May 27 - The Securities Act of 1933

    Congress enacted the Securities Act of 1933 as part of the response to the 1929 stock market crash. It was the first step to ensuring the rights and safeties of investors in the United States.
RELATED FAQS
  1. Are there regulations against monopolies?

    A monopoly occurs when a single company or group owns all or nearly all of the market for a particular type of product or ... Read Answer >>
  2. What is an antitrust law?

    Antitrust laws - also referred to as "competition laws" - are statutes developed by the U.S. Government to protect consumers ... Read Answer >>
  3. What are the legal barriers to vertical integration?

    Learn how embarking on a vertical integration through a merger is liable to run into legal barriers if the integration is ... Read Answer >>
  4. Why is the 1982 AT&T breakup considered one of the most successful spinoffs in history?

    AT&T had a history reaching back to 1885 and, as a government-supported monopoly, was a highly profitable company. Colloquially ... Read Answer >>
  5. Why was Microsoft subject to antitrust charges in 1998?

    On May 18, 1998, the Department of Justice filed antitrust charges against Microsoft (Nasdaq:MSFT ). The charges were brought ... Read Answer >>
  6. Is backward integration ever illegal?

    Learn more about backward integration and why this strategy is often controversial. Explore ways many businesses and consumers ... Read Answer >>
Hot Definitions
  1. Labor Market

    The labor market refers to the supply and demand for labor, in which employees provide the supply and employers the demand. ...
  2. Demand Curve

    The demand curve is a graphical representation of the relationship between the price of a good or service and the quantity ...
  3. Goldilocks Economy

    An economy that is not so hot that it causes inflation, and not so cold that it causes a recession. This term is used to ...
  4. White Squire

    Very similar to a "white knight", but instead of purchasing a majority interest, the squire purchases a lesser interest in ...
  5. MACD Technical Indicator

    Moving Average Convergence Divergence (or MACD) is a trend-following momentum indicator that shows the relationship between ...
  6. Over-The-Counter - OTC

    Over-The-Counter (or OTC) is a security traded in some context other than on a formal exchange such as the NYSE, TSX, AMEX, ...
Trading Center