SEC Publishes New Guidelines for Disclosing Cybersecurity Risks to Investors

Understanding Cybersecurity Risks In today’s digital age, the use of technology to facilitate investments has become largely commonplace. We can see many examples of how investing has moved to the cyber-realm from online investing platforms to robo-advisers. While this has greatly empowered investors to take more direct control over their investment strategy, it has also … Continue reading SEC Publishes New Guidelines for Disclosing Cybersecurity Risks to Investors »

My Big Co(i)n: Cryptocurrency Scams Play on Same Old Tricks

Bitcoin – Big Coin – Bitcoin – Big Coin… Read that over a few times. Are those two words beginning to sound similar? That’s what the founders of My Big Coin, Inc. were hoping when they created their cryptocurrency investment offering. The Nevada-based company has been accused of defrauding investors hoping to cash-in on the … Continue reading My Big Co(i)n: Cryptocurrency Scams Play on Same Old Tricks »

Regulators’ Concerns Grow Amid Cryptocurrency Investing Boom

“Cryptocurrency”, “blockchain” These are the buzz words among investors as we head into 2018. Building on the success and popularity of Bitcoin – which seems to be hitting new record highs every week – has caused a stir among investors, and it’s getting the attention of businesses. As investors look to find out how they … Continue reading Regulators’ Concerns Grow Amid Cryptocurrency Investing Boom »

Top Investor Tips for 2017

Investor Tips: A Year in Review With a new year upon us, we thought we’d look back at the most popular questions investors have been asking over the past year. Here are the most popular investor tips for 2017: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) ICOs made a big splash in 2017. With the Bitcoin boom and … Continue reading Top Investor Tips for 2017 »

Investing 101: Wrap Fees Explained

If you’ve looked into hiring an investment adviser or advisory firm to help manage your investments, you may have seen some offer various advisory services bundled together under one comprehensive fee. These types of service fees are called wrap fees and are offered as sponsored packages by many advisory firms. With wrap fee programs, your … Continue reading Investing 101: Wrap Fees Explained »

Investors Need to Watch Out for Paid-to-Click Fraud

Investors Beware: Paid-to-Click Fraud There’s a new online scam targeting investors. The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has issued an alert to investors to watch out for Paid-to-Click (PTC) fraud. PTC scams involve fraudsters duping investors out of money for purchasing online advertisements. With Paid-to-Click fraud, investors are targeted by scammers who promise a share … Continue reading Investors Need to Watch Out for Paid-to-Click Fraud »

Fraud Watch: Beware of Senior Financial Scams

A recent report shows that senior citizens have become one of the largest demographic groups target by financial scams and investment fraud. In the past, we’ve offered tips for preventing elder financial abuse, but it seems that the problem is much more aggressive than just making sure that you take steps to protect your investments. … Continue reading Fraud Watch: Beware of Senior Financial Scams »

Who’s Watching the Watchdogs? SEC Hack Exposes Critical Financial Regulation Faults

SEC Hack Exposes Critical Security Faults On Thursday, it was announced that the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the nation’s top finance and securities regulator, had experienced a critical cyber security breach. The breach, which occurred in 2016, allowed hackers access to the SEC’s EDGAR system, a database which houses corporate filings and announcements for … Continue reading Who’s Watching the Watchdogs? SEC Hack Exposes Critical Financial Regulation Faults »

Know Before You Invest: Initial Coin Offerings

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are becoming an increasingly popular platform for raising capital these days, especially within the emerging tech industry. ICOs allow companies to offer virtual coins in exchange for capital contributions from investors. You may be more familiar with virtual currency under names like Bitcoin, Ethereum, or one of the many other forms … Continue reading Know Before You Invest: Initial Coin Offerings »