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The SEC's Office of Investor Education and Advocacy regularly publishes educational content and participates in a variety of outreach events, all designed to help investors make better decisions and avoid fraud. Tune in to Investor.gov for news, alerts, and events that may be of interest to you.

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08/23/2016

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to educate investors about investment performance claims. If you are in the market for an investment, you will likely come across sales and marketing materials that describe an investment’s performance. You should know that performance information can be presented in many different ways. Before making a decision, always make sure you understand how any performance claim is calculated and presented – and whether or not the claim is reliable and applies to your particular circumstances. Here are a few things to consider. Read more: Investor Bulletin: Performance Claims

08/04/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a cardiologist with insider trading on confidential developments as he worked on a clinical drug trial. Read more: SEC Charges Cardiologist With Insider Trading on Confidential Drug Trial Developments

07/28/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an asset freeze it has obtained against three men who aren’t registered to sell investments and allegedly went on lavish shopping sprees with more than $5 million raised from investors to purportedly develop a resort. Read more: SEC Obtains Asset Freeze in Case of Investor Funds Stolen for Shopping Sprees

07/22/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission today suspended an accountant for conducting a faulty audit of the financial statements of a public company that was committing fraud, and the firm where he was a partner at the time has been prohibited from accepting new public company clients for one year. Read more: Accountant Suspended for Failing to Spot Fraud in Company Audit

07/22/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced it has won a court-ordered asset freeze to halt an ongoing fraud by two former brokers with disciplinary histories who allegedly raised more than $5 million from investors without using the money as promised. Read more: SEC Halts Ongoing Fraudulent Stock Scheme