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Informed Investor Advisory: Crowdfunding

The Internet is a popular way for individuals and businesses to raise money. In 2012, Congress passed the JOBS Act, which directed the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to formulate rules to exempt investment crowdfunding from the securities registration laws. These rules went into effect in May 2016 and eased restrictions on start-up companies that […]

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Self-Directed IRAs and the Risk of Fraud

The SEC and NASAA warn investors of the potential risks associated with investing through self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts (self-directed IRAs).

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Informed Investor Advisory: Social Networking

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.

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Top Investor Threats

The top 10 financial products and practices that threaten to trap unwary investors, compiled by the securities regulators in NASAA’s Enforcement Section.

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Saving and Investing

Developing achievable saving and investing goals can help you on your road to freedom, security or affording the kind of lifestyle you want.

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How to Check Out Your Broker or Investment Adviser

State securities regulators should be the first call for an investor before you turn over any money to a broker or investment adviser.

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Informed Investor Alert: Gold

Gold seems like a very tempting investment, but before jumping onto the gold bandwagon, there are a few things you might want to consider.

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Informed Investor Alert: Peer-to-Peer Lending

Peer–to-peer lending is an emerging online financial service also known as social lending, person-to-person lending or P2P.

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Informed Investor Advisory: Franchises

Some people believe that owning a franchise is a safe and easy way to start a successful business, but buying a franchise can be risky, and there is no guarantee of success, especially in an uncertain economy. If you are thinking of investing in a franchise, you must educate yourself before you buy.

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Informed Investor Advisory: Exchange Traded Funds

ETFs have grown increasingly popular among retail investors seeking safe, stable alternatives to mutual funds. Before investing in an ETF, check under the hood.

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