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Learn the core four principles of investing

Learn the CORE FOUR

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.

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Order the 2020 Texas Investor Guide

Order the 10th anniversary edition of the Texas Investor Guide: Strategies for Investing Wisely and Avoiding Financial Fraud. For free copies, provide a mailing address to txig@ssb.texas.govThe Investor Guide is also in Spanish.

The Latest News & Publications

AUSTIN REAL ESTATE SCAMMER SENTENCED TO 40 YEARS IN PRISON

Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles announced that Tommie “Tom” Carter Jr, a 64-year-old resident of Austin, Texas, was convicted of first-degree securities fraud and sentenced to serve 40 years in prison.  He was also ordered to pay restitution of...

Recent Texas State Securities Board Administrative Orders

The Texas Securities Commissioner, Travis J. Iles, recently entered several administrative orders. The orders touch on all agency programs – Enforcement, Registration, and Inspections & Compliance – and represent fair and measured regulatory outcomes designed to protect Texas investors and...

Three State Securities Regulators File Enforcement Actions to Stop Sales of Fraudulent NFT Investments tied to the Metaverse

State securities regulators filed coordinated enforcement actions to stop sales of NFTs by an organization in the country of Georgia.  The actions accuse Slotie NFT (“Slotie”) of illegally and fraudulently selling nonfungible tokens, often referred to as NFTs, to raise...

About the Texas Securities Board

Our Mission

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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