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  • What we need from the SEC... 2 comments
    Sep 2, 2009 9:13 AM

    If the SEC (or Fed) does nothing else, I want them to come up with a Financial Product risk evaluation system for consumers and non-professional investors. Red, Yellow, Green would be effective enough. And, couple it with an online educaton tool explaining Risk and the individual various financial Products.

    Think warning labels on Products.

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  • Graham Jervis
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    But Barbara, isn't that what the trusty investment advisor is there for? isn't that what they are paid to do? advise the uneducated investor that certain investments are not for them. what the SEC should do is sue or fine the rating agency's for screwing things up so badly, i mean if i was an advisor and there was this product which was rated triple AAA, the same as Berkshire is rated, then i would surely advise an investor with low risk tolerant to go for it, even though i didn't fully understand what the product was, well, i would let them know that i dont fully understand it, but its rated AAA. In fact, is the SEC capable of giving warning signs? i mean if the rating agency's who are the guru's cant get it right, who says the SEC can? Also, do they have the staff to give warning signs to all these products? Maybe i am talking crap.
    2 Sep 2009, 12:40 PM Reply Like
  • Barbara Horne
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    Author’s reply » Graham, Thanks So Much for your comment.


    The model I
    27 Oct 2009, 06:38 AM Reply Like
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