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Sucker Born Every Minute: Top Ten Investor ‘Threats’

Posted by Larry Doyle on February 5th, 2013 8:41 AM |

“A con artist will use every trick in the book to take advantage of unsuspecting investors, including exploiting well-intended laws, in order to fatten their wallets.”
– NASAA Past-President Jack E. Herstein

“There’s a sucker born every minute.”

Although widely attributed to the 19th century showman P.T. Barnum, the above oft-referenced quote was actually delivered by  Barnum’s main competitor, George Hull of Binghamton, New York. While Hull played his elaborate scam of discovering a giant back in 1869, there are no less sophisticated cons at work this very minute.

The North American Securities Administrators Association cautions investors about the following top investor threats from  2012. In true David Letterman fashion, let’s count down the Top Ten: (more…)

How Many Jobs Will the JOBS Act Produce?

Posted by Larry Doyle on March 28th, 2012 4:13 AM |

Smile for the camera.

If it smells like a job, sounds like a job, and feels like a job, you can rest assured that in this day and age most politicians will jump all over it and look for a photo op in the process. In so many words, that is exactly what has transpired with the passage of the JOBS Act. This newly launched government initiative is intended to Jumpstart Our Business Startups.

How might this program work? How many jobs might it generate? Are there any risks involved in the process? Do we dare ask these questions, or should we just accept the fact that it says “jobs” and it is an election year so it must be a good program. Is this the best we get out of Washington these days?  (more…)






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