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What Investors Should Know About Recent Stock Market Volatility
August was a tough month for many investors, as several major stock indexes posted their steepest declines in more than three years. Prompted by a sell-off in the Chinese stock markets which began in mid-June, American investors are now experiencing a resurgence in “volatility” with respect to their own portfolios. Such volatility also raises… Read More »
Do You Know Who You Are Investing With?
In a recent Investor Alert, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission warned, “In order to attract unsuspecting investors and gain their trust, fraudsters may boast about credentials they do not have.” Indeed, a key part of many securities fraud schemes is the operator’s ability to mislead investors about his or her expertise and track… Read More »
Understanding the FINRA Arbitration Process
What happens when there is a dispute between you and your investment broker? When you open a brokerage account, you typically sign some sort of customer agreement. This agreement usually contains language requiring arbitration to resolve any disagreement or dispute arising from your account. But what does “arbitration” actually mean? Arbitration and FINRA Arbitration… Read More »