5 Common Investment Rules You Should Be Following

Investment advice comes from everywhere… even if you don’t ask for it. Everybody thinks they’ve got “the answer” when it comes to investing and everybody wants to share their secret to success. That’s why you’ve likely been offered quite a few tidbits of investing advice from everyone from your cousin to your neighbor. The truth … Continue reading 5 Common Investment Rules You Should Be Following »

Protecting Your Investments Against Affinity Fraud

In a recently filed complaint,The SEC charged a prominent pastor in a scheme to defraud investors out of millions of dollars. Using his religious clout and reputation, the pastor leveraged investments out of devoted followers, mainly elderly. Between 2013 and 2014, the SEC alleges that Kirbyjon Caldwell, Pastor of the Windsor Village Methodist Church and … Continue reading Protecting Your Investments Against Affinity Fraud »

SEC Publishes New Guidelines for Disclosing Cybersecurity Risks to Investors

Understanding Cybersecurity Risks In today’s digital age, the use of technology to facilitate investments has become largely commonplace. We can see many examples of how investing has moved to the cyber-realm from online investing platforms to robo-advisers. While this has greatly empowered investors to take more direct control over their investment strategy, it has also … Continue reading SEC Publishes New Guidelines for Disclosing Cybersecurity Risks to Investors »

Wells Fargo’s Wealth-Management Business Under Scrutiny

Industry watchdogs turn their focus on Wells’ wealth-management services It seems that we may not have yet seen the end of the Wells Fargo accounts scandal. The Justice Department has taken an increased interest in Wells Fargo’s wealth-management unit following whistle-blower claims that the bank’s wealth-management customers have been affected. According to a Wall Street … Continue reading Wells Fargo’s Wealth-Management Business Under Scrutiny »

Fair Lending Enforcement Roll-Backs at CFPB Could be Sign of Changing Times

Could this be the beginning of the end of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as we know it? This month The Trump administration, through acting CFPB Director Mick Mulvaney, announced sizeable restrictions to CFPB’s enforcement and day-to-day oversight of the financial industry’s fair lending practices. The move comes shortly after Mulvaney was installed as Acting … Continue reading Fair Lending Enforcement Roll-Backs at CFPB Could be Sign of Changing Times »