Five Tips to Avoid Investment Scams in Social Media

Five Tips to Avoid Investment Scams in Social Media
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Five Best Practices on Social Media Use

Pointers on setting acceptable use policies for your employees’ social media habit while they are at work.

The Securities and Exchange Commission earlier this week issued an alert to warn investors that social media platforms, including Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube, are being used with increasing frequency and success as platforms for investment scams.

 

The SEC reported that it had charged one such scammer, Anthony Fields, an Illinois-based investment adviser, with offering to sell more than $ 500 million in fictiti…………… continues on IT Business Edge

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The Best and Worst Sources of Financial Advice
News from US News and World Report:

As the New Year starts, you may be considering a change in your investing strategy. There are so many purveyors of financial advice that it can be confusing to separate fact from fiction. Here are my choices for sources of good advice, based on solid data. Unfortunately, these sources are often overwhelmed by the far more abundant bad and downright ugly advice, so I will designate those as well.

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Good Financial Advice

1. John Bogle. I like all of his books, but my favorite is The Little Book of Common Sense Investing.

2. Burton Malkiel.

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