Stock Frauds: What to Do If You Suspect Your Broker of Misconduct

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You trusted your stockbroker with your hard-earned money. And it seemed like a great arrangement…at first. Now, you’re worried that your stockbroker is committing fraud with your investments. You’re not alone. In 2017, 66,873 cases of securities fraud and theft were reported to the United States Sentencing Commission. If you think your broker is committing … Continue reading Stock Frauds: What to Do If You Suspect Your Broker of Misconduct »

What Does the SEC Do? Here’s Everything You Need to Know

As an investor, you want someone to protect you and maintain a fair and orderly stock market, right? That’s the role of the Securities and Exchange Commission or the SEC. Whether it be your retirement savings, accounts to pay for college tuition, or investments just to build wealth, the SEC is there to make sure … Continue reading What Does the SEC Do? Here’s Everything You Need to Know »

Don’t Fall Prey to Investment Fraud Following a Hurricane

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When you consider the financial toll of a hurricane or other natural disaster, losses due to investment fraud is most likely not something you would factor in. However investment fraud following a catastrophic natural event is quite prevalent. Many investors have found themselves in hot water after getting involved in investment opportunities related to hurricanes … Continue reading Don’t Fall Prey to Investment Fraud Following a Hurricane »

Investing 101: Understanding Index Funds

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Understanding Index Funds There’s a lot of ways you can get involved in securities investing. Some of the most popular methods are through the use of what are called index funds. An index fund is a type of mutual fund that tracks the performance and returns of a market index. You are probably familiar with … Continue reading Investing 101: Understanding Index Funds »

How to Know Short and Distort Manipulation When You See It

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You know that the factors affecting an investment’s valuation go behind standard data and metrics. Often, an investment’s value can hinge largely on highly subjective factors, like public perception. The “reputation” of an asset or security can either signal an attractive investment opportunity or drive away investors. You’ve probably heard of pump and dump schemes; … Continue reading How to Know Short and Distort Manipulation When You See It »

How Well Do You Know Your Investment Advisor?

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Regardless of your investing experience, nobody knows everything there is to know about stock and securities trading. That’s why you have probably enlisted the help of an investment professional, either as a sounding-board for investment decisions or to assist you in facilitating and completing transactions. An investment advisor or a broker-dealer can be a great … Continue reading How Well Do You Know Your Investment Advisor? »

5 Tips for Protecting Your Self-Directed IRA from Fraud

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Investing in your future financial security is one of the wisest decisions you can make. Planning for your retirement now can provide you with peace-of-mind for the future. There are many ways you can invest in retirement savings; one of the most popular being through an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The great thing about IRAs … Continue reading 5 Tips for Protecting Your Self-Directed IRA from Fraud »