NSSC Blog: Before You Invest

Investor Education Month and World Investor Week!

The first week of October is a busy week for investor education. Not only is October Investor Education Month, but Oct 2-9 is also the first annual World Investor Week.

Throughout World Investor Week keep an eye on our Twitter feed and our blog for investment information you can use on choosing an adviser, the client-adviser relationship, robo-advisers, the new binary options ban and more.

Question of the week: What is an Initial Coin Offering and is it a security?

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) using cryptocurrencies are a new way for businesses to raise capital.

Cryptocurrencies are online currencies that have their own monetary value but are not tied to a country or bank. They run on a distributed public ledger also called a blockchain which is a decentralized record of all transactions by currency holders. The most popular and known cryptocurrency is BitCoin, but there many others including Ethereum and Ripple.