Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Online Help
The SEC wants to help the individual investor. Really. In fact, for years the SEC has had an enormous investor outreach initiative to educate and protect folks from fraud. There’s a macro interest: educated investors stabilize markets; they are less prone to unwarranted panic. On the micro side, you personally can tap into the SEC via a powerful online investor tool: investor.gov. It’s free and simple and allows you to find out if your investment professional is licensed and registered, if he or she has a disciplinary history or customer complaints, and lots of other information. It’s a great first step toward protecting your money.
Investor.gov is very user friendly and contains a wealth of information for all from would-be investors to novices to the most sophisticated of market players. Below, we’ve listed the site’s top ten applications. As you navigate through, you’re sure to find more. But these are a start, an indispensable start, to safe and prudent investing. In investing, always start at the very beginning. Like Maria von Trapp sings, it’s a very good place to start!
Get started! Here are Top Ten uses of Investor.gov: 1. Check your advisor’s background there. 2. Learn about different investment products. 3. Use the site’s calculator tool to project returns. 4. Learn about online fraud. 5. Follow investor alerts. 6. Research publicly held companies. 7. Review fees. 8. Learn and watch how markets work. 9. Plan for retirement. 10. Check out contact info for all of the SEC’s resources and enforcement groups.
If you or a loved one has been a victim of securities fraud in Los Angeles County or in any California county or has a question regarding the Securities and Exchange Commission, contact the Evans Law Firm elder attorneys at (415) 441-8669, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Our attorneys have experience with complex financial contracts and large insurance companies. We can help guide your case through a jury trial or toward an equitable settlement. We also handle cases involving physical and financial elder abuse, qui tam and whistleblower law, nursing home abuse, whole life insurance and universal life insurance, and indexed, variable, and fixed annuities.