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Learning about investing starts with the CORE FOUR: Making Investments, Investing for Retirement, Choosing a Financial Professional, and Scams & Unsuitable Investments. All are available in Spanish.

Updated for 2019: The Texas Investor Guide

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The Texas Investor Guide is fresh, factual, and fully updated for 2019 with information to help investors at all stages of life learn to invest wisely and avoid financial fraud. For free copies, provide a mailing address to relder@ssb.texas.gov. The Investor Guide is available in Spanish.

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Opportunity Zone Investments: How Securities Laws Apply

The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) have issued a summary that explains the application of the federal and state securities laws to opportunity zone investments. The “opportunity zone” program was established by the...

Galveston Oilman Sentenced to 18 Years for Defrauding Investors

Daniel Christopher Walsh , a Galveston oilman who made money by keeping investor funds in his pockets – not in the ground, drilling wells –was sentenced to 18 years in state prison on July 12 after reaching a plea agreement in his fraud trial in Wichita County.

Walsh pleaded guilty to...

Metals.com to Offer Full Refunds to Texas Investors in Deal Likely to Exceed $10 Million

Metals.com , a firm accused of convincing older Texans to liquidate securities held with registered investment firms and use the proceeds to buy precious metals, has agreed to offer a full refund to 84 Texas investors.

The amount of refunds will be made public once all investors have...

Gusher of Debt: Texas Oilman Concealing Bankruptcies, Fraud, Sanctions

In soliciting Texans for investments in oil wells promising annualized returns of up to 70%, Michael E. Patman of Woodland Resources LLC is touting his decades of earning profits for investors through oil and gas drilling programs.

Patman’s public record, however, shows a gusher of debt...

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The State Securities Board is responsible for administering and enforcing the Texas Securities Act. The mission of the State Securities Board is to protect Texas investors. Consistent with that purpose, the Agency seeks to ensure a free and competitive securities market for Texas, increase investor confidence, and thereby encourage the formation of capital and the creation of new jobs in Texas.

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