Top 8 Investor Complaints

The investment world is pretty cut-and-dry; either you win, or you lose. Not much can be said for losing, after all, it’s part of the game. Usually when you lose out on an investment, it’s due to the fact that you didn’t account for certain risks. However, there are some instances beyond investors’ control that … Continue reading Top 8 Investor Complaints »

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

A recent New York Times article spotlights a renewed approach and increased legislative response to financial elder abuse. Featured in the article are personal accounts of real people whose family members and close friends have been affected by elder financial abuse. Investment fraud and financial abuse directed towards seniors and the elderly has been a … Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse »

What to Know About Shortened Securities Transaction Settlement Cycles

Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) amended standing rules regarding broker-dealer securities transaction settlement cycles. The new rules shorten the amount of time between when an investment transaction is placed and when it is actually processed. Previously, the transaction settlement cycle was set as “T+3”. This refers to the time, in days, that … Continue reading What to Know About Shortened Securities Transaction Settlement Cycles »

USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2017 | USCIS

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received a sufficient number of petitions to reach the congressionally mandated H-2B cap for fiscal year 2017. March 13, 2017 was the final receipt date for new H-2B worker petitions requesting an employment start date before October 1, 2017. What Happens After Reaching the Cap Except as … Continue reading USCIS Reaches the H-2B Cap for Fiscal Year 2017 | USCIS »

Tips for Successful Dispute Resolution

It’s Not Personal, Its Just Business In business, there are bound to be disagreements. Whether it is a contract dispute or failed negotiation, business disputes are going to occur. It’s usually not personal, but business disputes can be a major roadblock and source of stress, especially when handled improperly. Settling disputes fairly and effectively is … Continue reading Tips for Successful Dispute Resolution »

Investors and Traders Await Interest Rate Hikes

Rate hikes on the way The Federal Reserve recently announced that interest rate hikes likely, causing trading and investing to slow. Fed Chairwoman, Janet Yellen will most likely announce increases later this week, with several more expected throughout 2017. Rates will likely increase 0.75-1.00 percent, initially, according to a Reuters report. The Fed’s announcement considerably … Continue reading Investors and Traders Await Interest Rate Hikes »

What Investors Should Know About Customer Advisory Centers

Customer Advisory Centers vs. Call Centers Although they sound similar, customer advisory centers differ from call centers in several important ways. Securities firms and investment broker-dealers typically rely on call centers to handle basic customer service issues and administrative functions. They do not provide investment or trading advice, nor do they earn commissions on trades … Continue reading What Investors Should Know About Customer Advisory Centers »

What to Know About About Robo-Advisor Investing

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has released an investor bulletin for investors to understand the fundamentals of robo-advisor investing, or the practice of using automated investment platforms. Robo-advisor investing has risen in popularity, especially among d-i-y and at-home investors due to the relatively low cost compared to traditional investing and expedited nature of deals. … Continue reading What to Know About About Robo-Advisor Investing »

Top 10 Senior Scams to Avoid

Senior Scams: Preying on the Nation’s Vulnerable Senior scams being perpetrated against some the country’s seniors and the elderly has been on the rise over the past few years. Seniors are especially vulnerable to fraud due to health issues or the natural effects of aging. A USA Today report states that a hotline set-up by … Continue reading Top 10 Senior Scams to Avoid »