Florida Men Charged in Insider Trading Scheme

Two Florida men have been charged with insider trading in relation to a larger investigation by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The investigation uncovered an insider trading scheme spanning from New York to Florida and California. The scheme was perpetuated by a former IT employee of a large, New York bank. The man passed … Continue reading Florida Men Charged in Insider Trading Scheme »

Fed Experts Warn of Slippery Slope of Financial Deregulation

Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Is 2008 far enough in our rear-view that we’ve already forgotten the same mistakes that brought the financial industry-and U.S. economy-to the brink of collapse? Evidently, it is for banks and policymakers. You have probably been hearing a lot of talk about impending “reviews” of current financial regulation measures; … Continue reading Fed Experts Warn of Slippery Slope of Financial Deregulation »

Beware of Federal Retirement Savings Investment Fraud

The federal government is one of the nation’s largest employers. It employs millions of people; you may even be one of them. One of the largest perks of government employment is access to retirement security. Millions of employees participate in some sort of federal retirement savings or investment plan. The popular Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) … Continue reading Beware of Federal Retirement Savings Investment Fraud »

Retirement Investing: 2 Alternative Options to a 401(k)

If you’re smart, you are planning for your financial future. Retirement investing is one of the surest methods for building a nest-egg. Most likely, you’re familiar with the concept of retirement investing. Typically, you can direct funds from your personal income into tax-sheltered or tax-deferred accounts. This is known as a 401(k). However, there are … Continue reading Retirement Investing: 2 Alternative Options to a 401(k) »

Investor Education: Know Your Order Types Before You Buy and Sell

Maybe you want to make it big as an investor. Maybe you just want a nest egg for retirement or financial security for your family. Whatever the reasons, thousands of Americans everyday make their first steps to becoming active investors. Before hitting the market though, there’s a lot would-be investors need to know; like understanding … Continue reading Investor Education: Know Your Order Types Before You Buy and Sell »

Diversified Portfolio Investor or Salad Bar Investor: Which Are You?

You’ve probably heard the term “diversified portfolio” before. The term brings to mind the image of a robust, varied assortment of assets and securities that not only generate generous returns, but act as a cushion against any one stock or security’s downturn. Everyone wants a diversified portfolio, from fledgling investors to seasoned pros. However, there’s … Continue reading Diversified Portfolio Investor or Salad Bar Investor: Which Are You? »

$5.5 Billion Settles One of Two Mortgage-Backed Securities Lawsuits for RBS

The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) recently reached a settlement sum of $5.5 billion with the U.S. Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) in the agency’s lawsuit. One down, one to go This settles at least one of the the two mortgage-baked securities lawsuits against RBS in U.S. courts. Another lawsuit remains pending with the U.S. … Continue reading $5.5 Billion Settles One of Two Mortgage-Backed Securities Lawsuits for RBS »

Why Big Banks Have a Financial Doomsday Plan

Amid the fallout of 2008, when the nation’s banking giants toppled and our economy was sent reeling, Federal legislators and regulators decided that changes were needed. Most of these changes took shape as the Dodd-Frank Act, which provide the framework for much of our current banking regulation and oversight. You’re probably familiar with Dodd-Frank, at … Continue reading Why Big Banks Have a Financial Doomsday Plan »

3 Tips for Protecting Your Investments Against Ransomware

There’s a new wild west. The internet age has brought bank robbers from the prairie plains to the world wide web. As investors and brokerage firms increasingly rely on computers for processing trades and managing portfolios, the risk of your investment data increases too. One of the biggest threats to online data is ransomware. What … Continue reading 3 Tips for Protecting Your Investments Against Ransomware »

Common Online Trading Myths

Nowadays, online trading has become a preferred method for many investors. From casual, at-home investors to more seasoned investors, online trading provides an accessible and efficient platform for securities trading. While online trading has grown in popularity, there are still some common misconceptions about it. You may have heard someone telling you that online trading … Continue reading Common Online Trading Myths »