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Making Sense of the Bitcoin Boom: Should You Invest?

October 17th, 2017 · No Comments · Investing

Whatever your level of interest in cryptocurrency as an investment, it is hard to ignore this year’s growth of cryptocurrency in general and Bitcoin in particular. As we reported in September, the total market capitalization of cryptocurrency reached $158.5 billion in August, an increase of 795 percent for the year. Then, in October, Bitcoin hit a record high of $5,866 per coin. The question is, should you jump on the bitcoin bandwagon and use it to diversify your investment portfolio? Of course, there is no universal answer to that. Our best advice is get the facts so you can decide what’s right for you.

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Victim of Investment Fraud? Beware Scammers Looking to Scam You Again

August 2nd, 2016 · No Comments · Investing

If you’ve been the victim of investment fraud, you would naturally welcome an opportunity to get some of your money back. And that’s exactly what scammers are counting on when they target investment fraud victims. The Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a bulletin warning consumers of SEC impersonators promising to get your money back.

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Thinking About Investing in Gold? Beware Gold Scams Like This

June 6th, 2016 · No Comments · Investing

Buy “Gold as a Hedge against a Declining U.S. Dollar and Rising Inflation.” That’s the hook alleged scammers used to draw consumers into their web of lies. The FTC says Discount Gold Brokers managed to bilk thousands of dollar out of consumers who were looking to gold and silver as a safe retirement investment. Here’s how gold scams like this work and what you can do to minimize your risk.

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