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Investor Bulletins

Investor Bulletin: Mutual Fund Fees and Expenses

05/12/2014

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to explain some of the most common mutual fund fees and expenses. As a general introduction to mutual fund fees and expenses, this Investor Bulletin does not identify all of the fees that you may pay to buy and own shares in a mutual fund. This Investor Bulletin will, however, familiarize you with some typical mutual fund fees and expenses and show you how those fees and expenses reduce the value of your fund’s investment return.Read more

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Investor Bulletin: How to Open a Brokerage Account

03/13/2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help you understand what to expect when opening a brokerage account, including what information you will need to provide, what decisions you will be asked to make, and what questions you should ask your broker.Read more

Investor Bulletin: How Fees and Expenses Affect Your Investment Portfolio

02/19/2014

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this bulletin to educate investors about how fees can impact the value of an investment portfolio. Read more

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Investor Bulletin: Variable Annuities—An Introduction

02/06/2014

This SEC Office of Investor Education and Advocacy Investor Bulletin provides some basic facts about variable annuities and how they work. Variable annuities are complex products, and this Investor Bulletin focuses solely on the basics.Read more

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Investor Bulletin: Delinquent Filings

12/04/2013

The Securities and Exchange Commission's (SEC) Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to provide investors with information on the SEC's Delinquent Filings Program.Read more