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Finance Glossary

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The Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC).

This non-profit offers insurance for accounts, and broker-dealers who register with the SEC have to be part of SIPC. If your broker goes bankrupt, SIPC makes sure your investments come back to you. If some assets are missing, SIPC will replace them—up to certain limits.