Have You Lost Money with LJM Preservation and Growth Fund?
Market Losses in LJM Preservation and Growth Fund
There was a lot of volatility in the stock markets in early February 2018. On February 2, the S&P 500 index lost about 1.67%, before losing another 3.36% on February 5, only to gain back about 3% on February 6.
One particular fund, the LJM Preservation and Growth Fund, declined over 55% in one day, on February 5, 2018. However, the LJM Preservation and Growth Fund did not report its losses until the next day on February 6, which caused it to fall another 50%, or over 80% in a two-day span. The fund was purported to use market volatility to benefit its investors, but clearly it failed. The fund suffered losses because of use of leverage, margin, and option trading.
When financial advisor or stockbrokers recommend an investment, they have a duty to perform reasonable research and due diligence on the product so that they can adequately explain those risks to potential investors. Moreover, the investment or fund has to be suitable for the investor, considering their age, risk tolerance, investment objectives, net worth, and other factors. If the financial advisor failed to adequately explain the risks of an investment, or failed to recommend a suitable investment, the financial advisor, stockbroker, and his or her brokerage firm may be liable for losses.
Similarly, if your financial advisor or stockbroker failed to adequately explain the risks of investing in the LJM Preservation and Growth Fund, or if this investment was not suitable for you, you may be able to recover your losses.
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