May 18, 2016

Investment Advisers: What You Need to Know

The Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC) often receives questions about investment advisers—who they are and how to go about choosing one. This document answers some of the typical questions we receive from investors. Q:  What is an investment adviser? A:  An investment adviser is an individual that is in the business of and receives compensation for, giving advice to clients on investing in securities such as stocks, bonds or mutual funds. According to the Securities Act, 2012 – “Investment […]
March 17, 2016

Investing During Tough Economic Times

Over time every economy either thrives or declines and then, in most cases, makes its way back up again in a cyclical manner. When an economy is challenged, you have to take a very close look at your finances. You ultimately need to review, regroup and perhaps recoup depending on your circumstances. Taking steps to manage your spending can help you position yourself to survive a financial setback such as getting laid off from your job. In difficult economic times, […]
March 3, 2016

Mind Your Money – Your Rights as an Investor

Investing your money for the first time is a big step. While there are legitimate avenues for investing your money you must also be aware that there are also  scams, con artists, and improper investment procedures all aimed at taking your hard-earned money, and if you’re not careful you may become a victim.  You ultimately have the right to know where your money is, who is looking after it and how accessible it is to you. As an investor or […]
February 18, 2016

Guidelines for Wise Investing

So you’ve saved enough to start investing and you’re about to explore the securities industry. Great! But you need to know a few things before you jump right in. In addition to practicing the basics: consulting with a registered financial advisor, and conducting research to ensure that the company and the security are registered with the Trinidad and Tobago Securities and Exchange Commission (TTSEC), here’s a guide to help you start investing ‘like a boss’. 1.  Keep It Simple. Those […]