FINRA Investor News

 

October 2013

 

Investor Alert: Stock Up on Information Before Buying Stock

 

Investor Alert: Stock Up on Information Before Buying Stock

Shares of more than 20,000 companies trade either on a national exchange or over-the-counter in the United States. With so many companies and trading symbols, there is ample room for confusion—and good reason to carefully research any investment before making a purchase. Read the alert.

 


 

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The Fund Analyzer offers information and analysis on over 18,000 mutual funds, Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs) and Exchange Traded Notes (ETNs). This tool estimates the value of the funds and impact of fees and expenses on your investment and also allows you the ability to look up applicable fees and available discounts for funds. Use it now.

   

Podcast: 6 Steps to Dig Yourself Out of Debt

 

6 Steps to Dig Yourself Out of DebtIt can be easy to fall into debt. But just because you're in debt now doesn't mean you have to stay that way. Whether your debt is large or small, these six tips can help you get going.

 

Listen  | 4 min. 39 sec.

 


 

FINRA Investor Education Foundation, National Center for Victims of Crime Release Taking Action: An Advocate's Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud

 

PDF Image: Taking Action: An Advocate's Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial FraudMore than 30 million Americans fall victim to financial fraud every year. The National Center for Victims of Crime and the FINRA Foundation recently released Taking Action: An Advocate's Guide to Assisting Victims of Financial Fraud, providing those who serve these victims with an important new tool to aid their clients. This groundbreaking new guide is designed for consumer advocates, lawyers, counselors and other victim service providers.

 

Taking Action provides accessible, step-by-step strategies for addressing the major types of financial crime—including investment fraud, identity theft, mortgage and lending fraud, and mass-marketing scams. This new resource provides advocates with tools to assist victims in regaining their financial footing and address the emotional trauma experienced by victims of financial fraud. Taking Action is available for download or ordering from within the Program and Outreach Toolkit on the FINRA Foundation's SaveAndInvest.org website.

 


 

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FINRA News

 

10/14/13 – Statement from Chairman and CEO Richard G. Ketchum on FINRA's Report on Conflicts of Interest

 

9/30/13 – FINRA Seeks Cease and Desist Order Against John Carris Investments and CEO George Carris for Fraud

 


 

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