NASAA Offers New Podcast Series to Help Listeners Become Alert Investors

WASHINGTON, D.C. (April 18, 2007) — Knowledge is power. And nowhere is that more true than in the dynamic world of investing. But many investors today feel they lack the knowledge they need in navigating the twists and turns of the investing world.

Continuing its tradition of providing information that every investor can use, the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) is launching a new investor education podcast series, The Alert Investor, as part of Financial Literacy Month.

“Through these podcasts we are arming investors with the knowledge they need to combat investment fraud and plan for their financial future. The beauty of these podcasts is it only takes a few minutes of your time and you can listen to them anywhere on your mp3 player or anytime on your computer. NASAA is committed to investor education and these podcasts are an example of how state securities regulators are taking advantage of technology to honor that commitment,” said Joseph P. Borg, NASAA President and Director of the Alabama Securities Commission.

The Alert Investor is a resource for the public to learn about investing wisely, avoiding fraud and how to exercise their rights as investors. The ongoing series of podcasts address timely topics for investors of all ages in succinct, two-to-three minute episodes.To listen to or download the podcasts to your computer or mp3 player, click here.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll hear:

  • Episode 1: “How Your State Securities Regulator Protects You”
    Learn how state securities regulators protect investors.
  • Episode 2: “Investigate Before You Invest”
    Tips on how to investigate your financial professional before you invest.
  • Episode 3: “Avoid slippery oil and gas scams”
    What to consider before signing onto risky oil and gas ventures.

The Alert Investor is one of many tools available on NASAA’s investor friendly website. NASAA is the oldest international organization devoted to investor protection. Its membership consists of the securities administrators in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, and Mexico.

For more information:
Bob Webster, Director of Communications
Melinda Semadeni, Investor Education Manager

202-737-0900

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