Sept. 6 (Bloomberg) -- If there’s one thing we learned from
Bernie Madoff, Allen Stanford and the countless perpetrators of
the financial crisis, it’s that nobody’s word is worth trusting.
The parade of Ponzi guys and unindicted bankers of recent
years has inspired a new enthusiasm for sleuthing by the public.
There’s even a cottage industry of vetters willing to size up a
broker if you aren’t inclined to do the work yourself.