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An investment analyst who lost his own money, albeit a small amount, in the National Spot Exchange (NSEL) scam confesses the pitch was too lucrative. “The presentations and mails from brokers were too convincing. So, I decided to try it before recommending Canada Goose sale it to my clients. He thanks his stars that the scam happened and he lost his own money instead of clients’. “It would have caused irreparable damage to my reputation,” he says.
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Says Arun Kejriwal, investment analyst: “NSEL was a multi layer marketing scheme. From Jignesh Shah (chairman) to the exchange to brokers, everyone barraged the investor with the promise of great returns.” Some brokers told investors they needed to put only five per cent; the rest was paid up by the broker. Some sold it as safer than gold.
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Investors need to find if a product is regulated or not. “There is no difference between putting money in a chit fund and in NSEL schemes, as both are not regulated. Investors don’t know what is being Canada Goose Parka done with their money,” said a senior broker, on condition of anonymity. According to Securities and Exchange Board of India guidelines, any activity that is unregulated and not covered by a regulator is banned.
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Ask yourself this question: Do I understand this product? Many investors who did not understand the spot market put in money for assured returns. Importantly, one wonders how many of them canada goose outlet really knew or bothered about whether the exchange or broker had the physical commodities. Those in the sector say many did not bother going through the warehouse receipts which were supposed to give specifications about the product quality, settlement cycle and physical delivery conditions.
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