This year's top-performing mutual funds aren't necessarily going to be next year's best performers. It’s not uncommon for a fund to have better-than-average performance one year and mediocre or below-average performance the following year. That's why the SEC requires funds to tell investors that a fund's past performance does not necessarily predict future results. You can learn what factors to consider before investing in a mutual fund by reading Mutual Fund Investing: Look at More Than a Mutual Fund's Past Performance. You can also learn more about investment performance claims by reading Investor Bulletin: Performance Claims.
Director’s Take: Investing Is A Lot Like Football
It’s a good time to talk about how investing is a lot like football – both need a strong playbook to be successful.
Self-Directed IRAs and the Risk of Fraud
Read our latest Investor Alert to learn about potential risks associated with self-directed Individual Retirement Accounts.
Would You Invest in HoweyTrade?
Does it look more like a legitimate investment opportunity or an investment scam? What red flags can you spot, if any?