Goldman Sachs has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle regulators' allegations that it violated a rule related to short-selling of stocks in 2008-2009.
The case involving Goldman's stock-trading business is unrelated to the SEC's civil fraud charges filed against the firm last month over mortgage securities transactions it arranged.
The rule in the short-selling case involves naked short-selling, hoping to make a profit when the shares decline.
Short-sellers often borrow a company's shares in a short sale. Naked short-selling occurs when sellers don't own or borrow the shares before selling them.