We’ve all heard the saying that “ignorance is bliss” at some point in our lives, but this term most certainly does not apply to the financial world.
In the financial sphere, ignorance is risk, not bliss.
It’s for this very reason that traditional financial markets are regulated. The US markets are more than happy to see reasonable regulation, as it ensures a suitable level of transparency and fairness.
When it comes to stocks, we see regulation by the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), and government-issued currency is overseen by the Department of …