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FINRA Bans Broker for “Churning” Customer Accounts

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

A stockbroker has an ethical and legal duty to make “suitable” investments with your money. The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the self-regulatory organization for brokerage firms in the United States, explains this duty in its Rule 2111. Specifically, the rule says a broker must “have a reasonable basis to believe that a recommended… Read More »

What Investors Should Know About Recent Stock Market Volatility

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

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 »

SEC Charges Texas Army Veteran With Defrauding Fellow Servicemen

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

On April 13, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charged Leroy Brown, Jr., of Killeen, Texas, with securities fraud. The SEC said Brown, a 12-year veteran of the U.S. Army, conducted a “fraudulent scheme to lure current and former U.S. military personnel and others to invest with him and his firm.” A federal judge… Read More »

FINRA Launches Toll-Free FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

FINRA News Report – Monday, April 20, 2015 WASHINGTON—The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) has launched the toll-free FINRA Securities Helpline for Seniors™ to provide older investors with a supportive place to get assistance from knowledgeable FINRA staff related to concerns they have with their brokerage accounts and investments. Senior investors can call FINRA’s new toll-free… Read More »

The Basics of “Secured Notes”

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

Investors should always be skeptical about complicated-sounding investments that promise to minimize or eliminate risk. One such type of investment is known as a “structured note.” This describes any hybrid security that includes multiple financial products. Structured Notes Structured notes are linked to some other index or security. Here is a simple example of… Read More »

FBI Arrests Alt Fund Manager on Securities Fraud Charges

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

A traditional mutual fund buys and holds securities, such as stocks or bonds. But in recent years, many investors have flocked to so-called alternative mutual funds (alt funds), which rely on one or more non-traditional investments or trading strategies. Although similar to hedge funds, alt funds are still considered mutual funds, which means they… Read More »

FINRA Urges Focus on “Concentration Risk”

By Gregory Tendrich, P.A. |

No two investors are the same. They have different income goals, different risk tolerances, and different time horizons—among other differentiating factors. Indeed, one of the most common ways in which investors and brokers get into disputes with each other is through complaints of “unsuitability.” This is an argument by the investor that his or… Read More »

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