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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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05/18/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help investors understand Master Limited Partnerships, or MLPs. Because investing in an MLP may be unfamiliar, investors should carefully consider potential benefits – and risks – before making an investment decision. Read more: Investor Bulletin: Master Limited Partnerships – An Introduction

05/04/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two men with pocketing investor money they raised for limited liability companies they owned and controlled that purportedly held warrants to purchase the common stock of a technology startup company. Read more: SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers with Pocketing Investor Money

05/03/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced fraud charges against 10 individuals involved in schemes to trick investors into buying shares of a particular company stock. Read more: SEC and Law Enforcement Partners Crack Stock Promotion and Kickback Schemes

05/02/2016

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to help educate investors about the difference between using “stop” and “stop limit” orders to buy and sell stocks. Read more: Investor Bulletin: Stop and Stop Limit Orders

04/29/2016

The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that an accounting firm and one of its partners who conducted surprise examinations of client assets at an investment adviser have agreed to settle charges that they performed inadequately as the adviser’s president secretly stole money from accounts belonging to professional athletes. Read more: SEC: Accounting Firm, Partner Conducted Deficient Surprise Exams