FDIC: Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Investor Awareness: Laws Alerts and Information about Retirement Plans

  • Due Diligence

    Due diligence is a step by step process to help protect your IRA from investment fraud and to determine if it is the right investment for your IRA. Investment is the application of money in order to gain profitable returns, as interest, income or appreciation in value. All investments have ...

  • Understanding The Self-Directed IRA Annual Contribution Deadlines

    The individual retirement account structure – and self-directed IRAs in particular – can be a solid foundation for a successful retirement plan. But in order to build the largest possible retirement nest egg, it’s important to make regular contributions to your account. The rules on IRAs specify limits for how ...

  • Investor Awareness: Private Placements

    A private placement is the sale of securities to a limited number of qualified private investors. While an IPO is the initial sale of shares to the general public, a typical private placement is offered only to institutional investors and accredited individuals and entities that meet certain eligibility requirements. . For companies, ...

  • Investor Awareness: Promissory Notes

    New Real Estate Loans: IRAs can loan money for the purchase of real estate including property owned by the IRA, but not persons defined in prohibited transactions. The IRA should insist that the buyer complete a detailed loan application form and thoroughly verify all of the information the buyer provides. That ...

  • Investor Awareness: Real Estate

    Purchasing and owning real estate in your IRA, whether it’s a single family rent house, vacant land or a 50 unit apartment building, it will require a time-consuming process of additional due process. It means taking caution, performing calculations, reviewing documents, procuring insurance, walking the property, essentially doing your homework ...


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“An informed and skeptical investor is the best defense against securities fraud”
– Mary Schapiro, SEC Chairman



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President Obama established the Financial Fraud Enforcement Task Force in November 2009 to hold accountable those who helped bring about the last financial crisis as well as those who would attempt to take advantage of the efforts at economic recovery.

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