Securities Arbitration Attorneys – Phoenix, Arizona Area
The Phoenix area has grown significantly in the last two decades and has been one of the fastest growing cities in the country. With that growth and expansion comes both the good and bad. There have been many significant schemes involving securities and investment fraud. While these fraudsters are not as notorious as Bernie … Read More "Securities Arbitration Attorneys – Phoenix, Arizona Area"
Our attorneys may be able to help you recover your investment losses due to securities fraud or other misconduct by your financial advisor or stockbroker. The attorneys at Israels & Neuman regularly handle securities arbitration and investment fraud cases in the Seattle area and throughout the State of Washington. When you open up a brokerage … Read More "Securities Arbitration Attorneys – Seattle, Washington"
Investment Losses in Business Development Companies (or BDCs) Business Development Companies (BDCs) have become increasingly popular investments over the last few years. BDCs are similar to closed end mutual funds, in which an investor can invest in a number of companies at once. The main difference between a mutual fund and a BDC is … Read More "Business Development Companies (or BDCs)"
Selling-Away Attorneys In the securities industry, stockbrokers and financial advisors are required to sell investment products that are approved and authorized by their brokerage firm. If the advisor wants to sell an investment that is not currently approved by the firm, they must get written permission from the firm prior to selling such investment, pursuant … Read More "Selling Away"
Many people have heard of “Ponzi” Schemes because of scammers like Bernie Madoff and Allen Stanford. However, most people aren’t aware that there are dozens, if not hundreds, of Ponzi schemers that run these schemes throughout the country, albeit on a smaller scale. However, Ponzi Scheme victims are just as financially devastated as many of … Read More "Ponzi Schemes"
Use of Home Equity to Invest For many Americans, their primary residence is often their largest asset. Within the last 10 to 15 years, some Americans wanted to tap into that asset and use home equity loans to invest in the stock market. With the rising level of real estate prices during the first half … Read More "Use of Home Equity to Invest"
Non-traded REITs Many people are aware of the real estate bubble that ran up real estate prices in the first half of the 2000’s decade but saw prices crashing in 2007-2009. Wanting to get in on the real estate boom, many advisors recommended that their customers invest in REITs (or Real Estate Investment Trusts). A … Read More "Non-Traded REITs"
ETFs (or Exchange Traded Funds) have become increasingly popular over the last 15 years. ETFs are typically used to track and replicate the performance of an index, such as the S&P 500, the Russell 2000, or the Dow Jones. ETFs are popular, because investors can invest in a basket of securities that provides diversification but … Read More "Inverse or Leveraged ETFs (Exchange Traded Funds)"
Variable annuities are contracts between the investor and an insurance company where an investor deposits money in an annuity (either in a lump sum or on a regular basis), and in return the investor gets periodic payments, either immediately or in the future. See http://www.sec.gov/investor/pubs/varannty.htm. The value of the annuity varies, depending on the performance … Read More "Variable Annuity Fraud"
Whether or not a particular investment is a suitable investment is determined by balancing the risk and type of investment with the investor themselves and their investment objectives. Some, but not all, of the factors that can be considered with determining whether an investment or an investment plan is suitable for a particular investor … Read More "Unsuitable Investments"