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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

Investment – Overvalued and Up in Smoke: Securities Commissioner revokes investment adviser for fraudulent overvaluing scheme

Earlier today, Texas Securities Commissioner, Travis Iles, entered an order revoking the investment adviser registration of Swiftarc Capital, LLC (“Swiftarc Capital”), ordering the firm and its Managing Director, Siddarth Jawahar, to cease and desist from engaging in fraud. 

Since September...

Frisco Real Estate Developer Sentenced to Serve 45 Years In Prison, Pay $30 Million In Restitution For Fraudulent Investment Scheme

On May 24, 2022, Phillip Michael Carter was sentenced to serve 45 years in state prison by the 296th District Court of Collin County, Texas.  The sentence was the result of recent convictions for perpetrating a real estate investment scheme...

Austin Man Sentenced for Hotel Investment Fraud Scheme

Today an Austin man was sentenced to 70 months in prison and ordered to pay $5,052,366.92 in restitution for his role in a fraud scheme.  According to court documents, from 2012 until June 2018, Jason Michael Schubert, 47, devised a...

Texas Securities Commissioner Files Emergency Action to Stop Russian Scammers Perpetrating Metaverse Investment Fraud

Securities Commissioner Travis J. Iles filed an Emergency Cease and Desist Order, in concert with other state securities regulators to stop a fraudulent metaverse investment scheme.  The order accuses Flamingo Casino Club of illegally soliciting securitized nonfungible tokens, or...

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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