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All: Investor Alerts & Tips
February 1, 2012 – Following the Federal Reserve’s announcement that interest rates are expected to remain low until at least late 2014, NASAA today cautioned investors to beware of risky or outright fraudulent investments promising higher yield or returns.
The SEC and NASAA warn investors of the potential risks associated with investing through self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts (self-directed IRAs).
Social networking in the Internet age allows people to connect to one another
more quickly and easily than ever before. Investment promoters increasingly are
logging on to find investors … and their money.
The top 10 financial products and practices that threaten to trap unwary investors, compiled by the securities regulators in NASAA’s Enforcement Section.
State securities regulators should be the first call for an investor before you turn over any money to a broker or investment adviser.
Avoiding being hurt by a con artist is as easy as doing your homework — before you invest.
Investing in securities is risky enough without worrying about whether your salesperson is going to fleece you. To be an informed investor, you must know what danger signs to look for.
Annuities are complex products that may combine the characteristics of insurance and investment securities. Because of their hybrid nature, annuities are sometimes marketed as one-size-fits-all products. This is simply not true.
Before you invest in any of these sophisticated financial products, you should thoroughly understand the risks involved.