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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

Invest Wisely and Avoid Fraud.
Here's How.

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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Florida Firm Fined for Advising Texas Clients While Unregistered

A Florida investment adviser paid a $5,000 fine for doing work for Texas clients while not registered with the Texas Securities Commissioner.

The fine and a reprimand were part of the Disciplinary Order that Commissioner Travis J. Iles entered on Nov. 5. The commissioner also granted the...

Bitter Brew: Houston-Area Adviser Must Repay $366,218 to Coffee Shop Investors

Jason Hyson LeBlanc , an investment adviser representative for Vere Global Wealth Management , has been ordered to repay $366,218 to individuals who bought promissory notes he sold to fund a Fort Bend County coffee shop.

LeBlanc’s wife was a part-owner of the coffee shop, located in...

Commissioner Acts to Stop Two Cryptocurrency Offerings As Second Regulatory Sweep Concludes

The Texas State Securities Board this week finished its second regulatory crackdown on cryptocurrency offerings with two emergency actions against businesses claiming they have the expertise and financial strength to deliver high-yielding, no-risk returns.

Securities Commissioner Travis...

Austin Investment Adviser Revoked for Fraud

Texas Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles revoked the registration of George A. “Gus” Marwieh , who fraudulently sold more than $5 million in pension-linked investments and real estate development notes to clients without disclosing his excessive commissions, misuse of client funds, and...

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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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