How ADR Abuse Can Lead to Investment Fraud

Investing in international assets is a great way to diversify and strengthen your portfolio. A healthy assortment of international security assets can set you up for long term success and aid your investments in weathering market volatility. Investing in internationally-based assets is made possible through the use of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs). An ADR is […]

5 Tips for Navigating a Volatile Stock Market

This year has seen some major ups-and-downs in the stock market. While fluctuations have been relatively small, their repetitive nature is significant. For instance: you may not have noticed on the average day if the S&P 500 ended 1% below its intraday high or 1% above its intraday high, but now consider that it has […]

The Investor’s Recovery Plan: What to Do If You’ve Lost Money in the Stock Market

The stock market is much older than many people realize: its roots come from Venice in the 1300s. Over the centuries, this early form of stock trading gradually developed into the investment options we’re familiar with today. And ever since its inception, trading stocks has carried a certain level of risk. Most of the time, […]

Don’t Fall Prey to Investment Fraud Following a Hurricane

When you consider the financial toll of a hurricane or other natural disaster, losses due to investment fraud is most likely not something you would factor in. However investment fraud following a catastrophic natural event is quite prevalent. Many investors have found themselves in hot water after getting involved in investment opportunities related to hurricanes […]

Investing 101: Understanding Index Funds

Understanding Index Funds There’s a lot of ways you can get involved in securities investing. Some of the most popular methods are through the use of what are called index funds. An index fund is a type of mutual fund that tracks the performance and returns of a market index. You are probably familiar with […]

How to Know Short and Distort Manipulation When You See It

You know that the factors affecting an investment’s valuation go behind standard data and metrics. Often, an investment’s value can hinge largely on highly subjective factors, like public perception. The “reputation” of an asset or security can either signal an attractive investment opportunity or drive away investors. You’ve probably heard of pump and dump schemes; […]

How Well Do You Know Your Investment Advisor?

Regardless of your investing experience, nobody knows everything there is to know about stock and securities trading. That’s why you have probably enlisted the help of an investment professional, either as a sounding-board for investment decisions or to assist you in facilitating and completing transactions. An investment advisor or a broker-dealer can be a great […]

5 Tips for Protecting Your Self-Directed IRA from Fraud

Investing in your future financial security is one of the wisest decisions you can make. Planning for your retirement now can provide you with peace-of-mind for the future. There are many ways you can invest in retirement savings; one of the most popular being through an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The great thing about IRAs […]

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