Use FINRA Investor Insights, articles, BrokerCheck, and other resources to build knowledge and avoid problems such as the latest frauds, which all too often are perpetrated by people outside FINRA's jurisdiction.
The truth is, we all need to protect our money from fraud. You can help protect your family and friends by recognizing how investment fraudsters operate and by reporting suspicious sales pitches and actual scams.
If you are thinking about contacting an investment professional, or one has recently contacted you, know the steps to take and the questions to ask before you invest.
It can be difficult to recover assets lost to fraud or other scenarios in which an investor has experienced a problem with an investment, but there are legitimate ways to attempt recovery.
Are you a senior investor with questions about your brokerage account statement or an investment in a brokerage account? Are you concerned that your account may have been mishandled by a broker? Call 844-57-HELPS (844-574-3577).
A POA can be important—even essential—to managing your financial affairs in the event you unexpectedly become unable to manage things on your own. Here’s what you need to know.
Digital assets like cryptocurrencies and ICOs continue to evolve and spark interest from Main Street investors, but the markets remain highly volatile and risky. Before investing, do your homework.
Investors sometimes use margin to leverage their investments and increase their purchasing power, but these benefits can come with significant risks including the potential for higher losses.
A private placement is an offering of unregistered securities to a limited pool of investors. While the market for private placements is significant, it’s critical for investors to know the risks before investing.
Corporate actions by a public company may affect its securities, shareholders, and bondholders. If you are curious about how an action may impact your investments, here’s what you need to know.
Fraudsters quickly change their pitches to match what investors seek, and in some instances, misuse the name of a real registered investment professional or firm to give their schemes the appearance of legitimacy.