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Understand the agreement before signing

Understand the agreement before signing

Looking for the right investment can be challenging, and you may want to quickly jump into an investment once you think you’ve found the right one. Before signing an investment, be sure to:

Conduct your own research

Before investing, do your own research on the investment professional and the investment product to avoid losing money. Also, do not solely rely on feel-good stories or celebrity endorsement when choosing an investment and consider recommendations from experienced investors instead of “hot tips” from untrustworthy sources and.

Understand the terms and conditions

If you are considering an investment, it is vital that you fully understand the investment agreement before agreeing to invest. An investment agreement states the rights and responsibilities of the parties in an investment, as well as sets forth the parameters of the investment.  If you do not fully understand the terms and conditions of the agreement, you may enter an agreement that is not mutually beneficial, or you may be defrauded.         

Seek additional advice

Seek additional advice. Speak to your investment advisor, an industry professional, or seek legal advice before making an unsolicited investment, as these individuals will have experience and knowledge of the various types of investments and may also be aware of which types tend to be scams.