Finra Wants to Let Brokers Advertise Hypothetical Investment Performance. Here’s Why. | Barron’s

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Brokers could soon be able to promote investment strategies and products by supplying certain clients with potential performance. Current Finra rules permit brokers to use historical results if they are presented in a “fair and balanced manner.”

However, the brokerage industry self-regulator is now seeking approval for a proposal that would for the first time open the door for the industry to advertise hypothetical performance and return targets. 


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