On May 9th, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") published an investor alert entitled "Pension or Settlement Income Streams - What You Need to Know Before Buying or Selling Them." The investor alert informs investors about the risks involved when selling their rights to an income stream or investing in someone else's income stream. The alert urges investors considering an investment in pension or settlement income streams to proceed with caution. SEC Press Release.