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Six Ways to Become a More Informed Investor and Avoid Investment Fraud

David P. Meyer

If you are concerned about investment fraud, or if you simply don’t have much investment experience, becoming more informed is one of the best steps you can take to avoid fraud. Although investing can be very complex, and the sheer amount of information available can be daunting, there are some simple steps you can take to become a more informed investor.

Here are six easy ways to increase your investment knowledge and better avoid investment fraud

  • Take the time to learn more about popular products and markets.
  • Get in the habit of carefully looking over your financial statements.
  • Spend a few minutes each day keeping up to date on current financial news.
  • Ask your adviser more questions, and look for clear answers in language you can understand.
  • Use online tools like FINRA’s BrokerCheck or the SEC’s EDGAR database.
  • Learn more about common investment scams and how they work.

To get started and learn more about investment scams, we encourage you to take a look at our FREE book Five Signs of Investment Fraud…And What to Do if It’s Happened to You.You can receive your complimentary copy of this important guide simply by giving us a call today.

If you have already suffered investment losses due to fraud, reach out to the experienced investment fraud lawyers with Meyer Wilson. Give us a call to schedule a free and confidential legal consultation today, or fill out our easy online contact form for more information.