SEC Study Concludes On U.S. Retail Investor

By: Ian Campbell | Fri, Sep 7, 2012
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And then there was the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission study that concluded "U.S. retail investors lack basic financial literacy ... have a weak grasp of elementary financial concepts and lack critical knowledge of ways to avoid investment fraud".

As a generality that statement may be worth thinking about. There are always exceptions to generalities. If you are not one of those exceptions, I urge you to work to become one. This is because I believe those who take the most responsibility in connection with their direct and indirectly held investments will be those 'best off' in our ever more complex economic and financial markets world.

Topical References: SEC Study Proves That Stock-Picking Should Probably Be Left to the Professionals, from New York News and Features, August 30, 2012 - reading time 2 minutes.



Ian Campbell

Author: Ian Campbell

Ian R. Campbell, FCA, FCBV
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Through his website and his Business Transition & Valuation Review newsletter Ian R. Campbell shares his perspectives on business transition, business valuation and world economic and financial markets influences on those two topics. A recognized business valuation and transition authority, he founded Toronto based Campbell Valuation Partners Limited (1976). He currently is working to bring his business valuation and transition experience to both business owners and their advisors in our new economic, business and financial markets normal.

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