In addition to the federal securities laws, every state has its own set of securities laws—commonly referred to as "Blue Sky Laws"—that are designed to protect investors against fraudulent sales practices and activities. While these laws do vary from state to state, most state laws typically require companies making offerings of securities to register their offerings before they can be sold in a particular state, unless a specific state exemption is available. The laws also license brokerage firms, their brokers, and investment adviser representatives.
Investing Quiz – September 2021
Test your knowledge on common investing terms and strategies and current investing topics.
Digital Asset and “Crypto” Investment Scams
Read our investor alert to learn the warning signs of investment schemes involving digital assets and “crypto.”
Be on the Lookout for Investment Scams Related to Hurricane Ida
Individuals, including those receiving lump sum insurance payouts, should be extremely wary of potential investment scams.