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Investor Alerts and Bulletins by Topic


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Beware of False Claims of SEC Registration (March 2014)

Delinquent Filings (November 2013)

Beware of Pyramid Schemes Posing as Multi-Level Marketing Programs (October 2013)

SEC Warns of Fake Correspondence (October 2013)

Investment Scams Exploit Immigrant Investor Program (October 2013)

Ponzi Schemes Using Virtual Currencies (July 2013)

Beware Investment Offers Implying SEC Endorsement (June 2013)

Don’t Trade on Pump-And-Dump Stock Emails (June 2013)

Binary Options and Fraud (June 2013)

SEC Warns of Bogus Securities Regulators Soliciting Investors (May 2013)

Private Oil and Gas Offerings (May 2013)

SEC Warns of Government Impersonators (Updated) (April 2013)

Be on the Lookout for Investment Scams Related to Hurricane Sandy (November 2012)

Affinity Fraud (September 2012)

CMKM Diamonds Investors (April 2012 - Updated)

Pre-IPO Investment Scams (April 2012)

Investors Beware of Government Impersonators (February 2012)

Social Media and Investing - Avoiding Fraud (January 2012)

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act – Prohibition of the Payment of Bribes to Foreign Officials (October 2011)

Investment Seminars – Trading Seminar Fraud (October 2011)

Self-Directed IRAs and the Risk of Fraud (September 2011)

Investor Warning Regarding Possible Advance Fee Fraud Targeting Deaf Investors (August 2011 - Updated)

Cobell Indian Trust Settlement Payout Recipients - Be on the Lookout for Investment Scams (July 2011)

Information for Stanford Investors (June 2011 - Updated)

Stanford Investors (June 2011)

Early Retirement Seminars: Smart Tips for Spotting Retirement Scams (June 2011)

BP Payout Recipients: Be on the Lookout for Investment Scams (October 2010)

Investor Warning Regarding Web-Based Scheme Defrauding Deaf Investors (October 2010)

Oil Spill Stock Scams - Don't Get Cleaned Out by False Cleanup Claims (May 2010)

Investors Beware of Entity Calling Itself "U.S. Securities and Equities Administration" (May 2010)

Investor Warning Relating to Eric V. Bartoli, Enrico Orlandini, and DT Analysis a/k/a and Dow Theory Analysis SAC (April 2010)

SIPC Exposes Phony "Look-Alike" Web Site (March 2010)

SEC Investor Alert on Phony SIPC "Look-Alike" Website Targeting Madoff Victims (March 2010)

Information for Reserve Primary Fund Investors (January 2010 -Updated)

Information Concerning Malaysian Restitution Fund for SwissCash Investors (December 2009)

Prime Bank Fraud Information Center (June 2009)

Affinity Fraud: How To Avoid Investment Scams That Target Groups (September 2006)

Investment Management (Mutual Funds, ETFs, and Registered Investment Advisers)

Variable Annuities—An Introduction (February 2014)

Advertising for Unregistered Securities Offerings (September 2013)

Accredited Investors (September 2013)

How to Read a Mutual Fund Shareholder Report (April 2013)

Custody of Your Investment Assets (March 2013)

Hedge Funds (October 2012)

Top Tips for Selecting a Financial Professional (September 2012)

Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs) (August 2012)

Transition of Mid-Sized Investment Advisers from Federal to State Registration (December 2011)

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) (December 2011)

Indexed Annuities (April 2011)

Money Market Funds: Staff Responses to Questions about Information Filed on Form N-MFP (January 2011)

Amendments to Form ADV – New Disclosure Requirements for Investment Advisers (July 2010)

New Rule to Curb “Pay to Play” Practices (July 2010)

Target Date Retirement Funds (May 2010)

Focus on Money Market Funds (April 2010)

SEC-FINRA Investor Alert on Leveraged and Inverse ETFs (August 2009)

Trading and Markets (Broker-Dealers and Exchanges)

How to Open a Brokerage Account (February 2014)

Delinquent Filings (November 2013)

The ABCs of Credit Ratings (October 2013)

Understanding Margin Accounts (August 2013)

Municipal Bonds - Understanding Credit Risk (December 2012)

How to Read Confirmation Statements (September 2012)

Lost and Stolen Securities (September 2012)

Top Tips for Selecting a Financial Professional (September 2012)

Municipal Bonds (June 2012)

DTC Chills and Freezes (May 2012)

Trading Suspensions (May 2012)

New Stock-by-Stock Circuit Breakers (August 2011)

Foreign Currency Exchange (Forex) Trading for Individual Investors (July 2011)

After-Hours Trading (May 2011)

Trading Basics (March 2011)

Margin Rules for Day Trading (February 2011)

New Rules Give Customers Option of All Public Arbitration Panels (February 2011)

Trading in Cash Accounts (January 2011)

Focus on Municipal Bonds (September 2010)

Trading in Stock After an SEC Trading Suspension -- Be Aware of the Risks (August 2010)

Analyzing Analyst Recommendations (August 2010)

New Rules Improving Municipal Disclosure (June 2010)

Keeping Track of Your Investments – New Rules on Custody (April 2010)

Corporation Finance (Public Companies and Disclosure Information)

Delinquent Filings (November 2013)

Advertising for Unregistered Securities Offerings (September 2013)

Accredited Investors (September 2013)

Interest Rate Risk — When Interest Rates Go Up, Prices of Fixed-Rate Bonds Fall (June 2013)

What Are High-yield Corporate Bonds? (June 2013)

What Are Corporate Bonds? (June 2013)

Private Oil and Gas Offerings (May 2013)

Insider Transactions and Forms 3, 4, and 5 (February 2013)

Investing in an IPO (February 2013)

Municipal Bonds - Understanding Credit Risk (December 2012)

American Depositary Receipts (August 2012)

How to Read an 8-K (May 2012)

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) (December 2011)

How to Read a 10-K (September 2011)

Structured Notes with Principal Protection: Note the Terms of Your Investment (June 2011)

Reverse Mergers (June 2011)

Spotlight on Proxy Matters (June 2011 - Updated)

Say on Pay and Golden Parachute Votes (March 2011)

General Investing and Other Topics

Beware of False Claims of SEC Registration (March 2014)

How to Open a Brokerage Account (February 2014)

How Fees and Expenses Affect Your Investment Portfolio (February 2014)

The ABCs of Credit Ratings (October 2013)

Beware of Pyramid Schemes Posing as Multi-Level Marketing Programs (October 2013)

SEC Warns of Fake Correspondence (October 2013)

Advertising for Unregistered Securities Offerings (September 2013)

Accredited Investors (September 2013)

Making Sense of Financial Professional Titles (September 2013)

Ponzi Schemes Using Virtual Currencies (July 2013)

Interest Rate Risk — When Interest Rates Go Up, Prices of Fixed-Rate Bonds Fall (June 2013)

Beware Investment Offers Implying SEC Endorsement (June 2013)

Don't Trade on Pump-And-Dump Stock Emails (June 2013)

Pension or Settlement Income Streams (May 2013)

13 Things Everyone Should Know About Investing (December 2012)

Year-End Investment Considerations for Individual Investors (December 2012)

SEC Warns of Government Impersonators (November 2012)

Top Tips for Selecting a Financial Professional (September 2012)

International Investing (July 2012)

Social Media and Investing - Tips for Seniors (May 2012)

Social Media and Investing – Understanding Your Accounts (January 2012)

Social Media and Investing - Avoiding Fraud (January 2012)

12 Saving and Investing Tips for 2012 (December 2011)

Auction Rate Securities (July 2011 - Updated)

Top 11 Tips for 2011 (January 2011)

Life Settlements (January 2011)

Financial Navigating in the Current Economy (December 2008)

Last modified: March 25, 2014