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1 Answer | Asked in Stockbroker Fraud for California on
Q: I developed an algorithm for stocks. It tells you which stock to buy and when. Can I publish these trades in an app ?

I do not have any licenses (7, 63, 65). With the appropriate disclaimer, can I publish these trades in app or newsletter for a monthly subscription fee? If no, would the answer change if I was simply listing the trades I made in my own account (as opposed to providing advice) ? ie....not a... View More

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answered on Nov 23, 2022

The question is really whether the activities identified in your question would fall under the Investment Advisers Act of 1940 (15 USC s. 80b, et seq.) which identifies advisory activities in section 202(a)(11) (15 USC 80b-2(a)(11) essentially as follows:

an investment adviser means any...
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Q: Why are financial advisors still able to steal an elderly persons money and victims are not encouraged to press charges

My inheritance has been stolen or depleted by my mother's financial advisor and his unsavory tactics are now being uncovered. My mother is still alive but her money is gone my inheritance what if any rights do I have to pursue a claim or criminal charges theft is over one million dollars .

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answered on Feb 26, 2023

Your question--why are people allowed to commit crime and fraud--is as old as time. Unfortunately, there are more than a few financial advisors who steal money. The only question is whether something can be done about it...?

Its impossible to tell from the information you provide whether...
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