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Investor Bulletins

Municipal Bonds

03/19/2012

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help educate individual investors about municipal bonds.Read more

Social Media and Investing – Understanding Your Accounts

01/05/2012

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to provide investors with tips they should consider when establishing an account on a social media website. Investors’ use of Facebook,Twitter and other social media websites as an investing tool has increased substantially in recent years. Investors who use social media websites for investing should be mindful of the various features on these websites in order to protect their privacy and help avoid fraud.Read more

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12 Saving and Investing Tips for 2012

12/22/2011

Some suggestions on how to become a smarter investor in 2012.Read more

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Transition of Mid-Sized Investment Advisers from Federal to State Registration

12/20/2011

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to make investors aware of upcoming changes in the registration rules for some investment advisers. Read more

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Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)

12/09/2011

Real estate investment trusts (“REITs”) have been around for more than fifty years. Congress established REITs in 1960 to allow individual investors to invest in large-scale, income-producing real estate. REITs provide a way for individual investors to earn a share of the income produced through commercial real estate ownership – without actually having to go out and buy commercial real estate.Read more

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