Updated Publication: “Cutting Through the Confusion” Addresses Investor Confusion About Stockbrokers, Investment Advisers, and Financial Planners

“Cutting Through the Confusion”

Updated Publication Addresses Investor Confusion About Stockbrokers, Investment Advisers, and Financial Planners

Groups representing state securities regulators and investment services providers released an updated publication designed to guide investors through the process of choosing an investment services provider.

The publication, “Cutting Through the Confusion,” originally published in 2006, explains the differences […]

SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy’s Tips on Avoiding Fraud

Avoiding Fraud

Don’t be a fraud victim. A basic understanding of how scam artists work can help you to avoid fraud and protect your hard-earned money. Learning how to invest safely also can assist you in reaching your financial goals and will mean a huge difference in your retirement years.

Here are some ways […]

National Call-In Protecting Elder Americans from Financial Abuse

Protecting Elder Americans from Financial Abuse

National Call-In Thursday, November 10, 2011 9:00 a.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET (In California, the Call-In begins at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 3 p.m.)

Protecting Elder Americans from Financial Abuse Free Advice and Guidance on How to Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones Against Investment Swindles and […]

Securities and Exchange Commission – Office of Investor Education

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Office of Investor Education and Advocacy

WHAT WE DO:

The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation. The […]

Investors Look Beyond Social Security to Fund Retirement

The results of the Investor and Retirement Optimism Index survey conducted by Gallup/Wells Fargo were announced last week.

Investors who have yet to retire look to retirement accounts, such as 401(k), IRA, and Keogh accounts (74%), and stocks or stock market mutual fund investments (40%) as major funding sources when they retire. Social Security ranks […]