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Good Habits of Smart Investors

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Michael Herndon, Consumer Outreach Officer with the CFTC Office of Consumer Outreach, recently participated in a webinar designed to help investors make smarter investing decisions. The webinar “Good Habits of Smart Investors” took place on November 19, 2014 and provided investors with the habits every investor should incorporate into their investing decisions. These habits include checking the background of financial professionals and products using regulatory databases, as well as understanding how to report suspicious activity by financial professionals.

The presentation featured the recently launched CFTC campaign called CFTC SmartCheck. CFTC SmartCheck provides investors with access to tools to check the background of financial professionals and investment products through one central location. It is vital that investors make the checking of their financial professional’s background part of their investing habits.

The presentation is available on demand through AARP. In order to view the presentation, AARP requires a brief registration to be completed. The CFTC does not host the presentation, nor does the CFTC control or make any warranty about the use of information by AARP. Register by clicking here.

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