October is Investor Education Month and the British Columbia Securities Commission (BCSC) is proud to announce the launch of two new investor education videos that supplement the Guide to Investing: How to be an Empowered Investor. The BCSC is also encouraging people to explore the new Planning 10: Finances section of its InvestRight.org website.
The new videos are designed to strengthen foundational investing knowledge for retail investors. The videos Informed Investing: Investment Fees and Informed Investing: Titles and Designations break down the importance of asking questions and being informed before making investment decisions.
In June, BCSC InvestRight released the first video in its Informed Investing series, Informed Investing: Private Placements. This video was developed to accompany the Guide to Investing: The Private Placement Market for Retail Investors, which focuses on how the private market works, how it differs from the public markets, and sets out the risks of business failure and fraud within this market.
The BCSC’s award-winning Planning 10: Finances resource and classroom materials are now available on InvestRight.org
I have spent the last couple of months writing about online internet scams called high yield investment programs (HYIPs) which are a type of Ponzi. These schemes are promoted online through social media – Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, chat rooms, and the myriad of HYIP websites that list and analyze these programs. That’s one way of enticing people […]
BCSC staff ambassadors tour the province, helping people to protect themselves from fraud and unsuitable investments. Our goal is to enable BC investors to develop critical thinking skills so they can become more informed of steps they should take to protect themselves when investing. Where we are this month Langley InvestRight seminar […]