Sebi starts awareness campaign to enable investors take informed decisions
The campaign alerts people about troubles of blindly following unsolicited tips from unverifiable, unknown or dubious entities.
The Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) has initiated an investor awareness campaign with an objective to educate new investors who are likely to fall prey to unscrupulous manipulators. This is significant given the rising number of financial frauds and Ponzi schemes in the country's financial sector.
Fraudsters find it easy to fool the ill-informed investor who wants to make a quick buck. They promise high returns from small investments that too in short duration of time.
The capital market regulator's campaign alerts people about troubles of blindly following unsolicited tips from unverifiable, unknown or dubious entities and cautions against chasing the tempting "get rich quick" schemes. It warns people about the dangers of being duped by common cons.
On this site by Sebi, the investor will get access to a number of material to make better informed investing decision. For instance, There are beginner’s guides to primary markets, secondary markets and mutual funds. It also has information that demystifies myths and bring clarity about financial instruments.
You can also access various types of financial online calculators, such as bond yield calculator and EMI calculator.
You also can get details as to how to find redressal for your complaints. It has a link to Sebi Complaints Redress System (check here). This is a site that facilitates registration of complaints.
The website gives details about the various awareness programmes by Sebi, for instance, a regional seminar held by Sebi, information on awareness tour to Sebi, commodity awareness programme etc.
The campaign's message is simple -- enable and empower investors by helping them take informed decisions.
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