MISTAKE 16Do You Fail to See the Poison Inside the Shiny Apple?

In the classic fairy tale Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, the evil Queen arrives at Snow White’s cottage disguised as an old peddler woman. Despite being warned by the seven dwarfs not to open the door for anyone or to accept any gifts, Snow White answers the door. The Queen uses the girl’s naiveté against her and lures Snow White into taking a bite from a poisoned apple. Falling into a sleeping death, Snow White can only be awakened by love’s first kiss.

The moral of the story is that children should be wary of old ladies who come knocking at their door tempting them with treats. It is more than likely that the old lady has a hidden agenda. The broker-dealer community knows that ...

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