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Investor Alert: Watch Out for Fraudulent Digital Asset and Crypto Trading Websites

The SECs Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commissions Office of Customer Education and Outreach (CFTC) warn investors to scrutinize investment opportunities through websites purporting to operate advisory and trading businesses related to digital assets. These websites often contain red flags of fraud including claims of high guaranteed returns and promises that the investments carry little or even no risk.

Investor Bulletin: Social Sentiment Investing Tools Think Twice Before Trading Based on Social Media

The SECs Office of Investor Education and Advocacy and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) are issuing this Investor Bulletin to inform investors about social sentiment investing tools and highlight their risks. This Bulletin provides tips to consider before using tools that analyze or aggregate information from social media sources to make investment decisions or attempt to predict changes in the stock markets direction or in the price of a security.

The SECs Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to provide basic information about the escheatment process for investment accounts.

Investor Bulletin: Trading Suspensions What Happens When They End?

The SECs Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to answer some of the questions we receive from investors about what happens at the end of a trading suspension.

The federal securities laws generally allow the SEC to suspend trading in any stock for up to ten business days if the SEC believes the suspension is necessary to protect investors and the public interest.  Some examples of when the SEC may suspend trading include:

Whether you are a first-time investor or have been investing for years, here are 10 tips from the SECs Office of Investor Education and Advocacy to help you in 2019.

The SECs Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to educate individual investors about what it means to be an accredited investor.

The SECs Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help educate investors about the SECs rules and regulations related to trading suspensions.  The federal securities laws generally allow the SEC to suspend trading in any stock for up to ten business days.  This bulletin answers some of the typical questions we receive from investors about trading suspensions. A list of companies whose stock is currently subject to an SEC trading suspension, or which previously has been subject to an SEC trading suspension, may be found here.

The SECs Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Alert to warn investors, including individuals who may receive lump sum payouts from insurance companies and others as a result of damage from the California wildfires, about fraudulent investment scams.

The SECs Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to educate investors about variable life insurance and how it works. This bulletin provides a general description of variable life insurance. The features of each policy may vary by product and by state.

The SECs Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to educate investors about variable annuities and how they work.