Stand By for the Following Message on Corporate Tax Cuts…

One of the big platforms that boosted Trump to the Oval Office was his promise to let business operate unencumbered. Throughout his campaign, he promised a hands-off approach to business, including wide-scale financial deregulation as well as considerable corporate tax cuts. In fact, Wall Street was riding high post-election on sheer optimism. Financial and industrial … Continue reading Stand By for the Following Message on Corporate Tax Cuts… »

Debate Over Trump’s Travel Ban Heats Up

This week, a U.S. appeals court elected not to reinstate President Trump’s controversial travel ban. The decision by the appeals court moves the debate closer to the Supreme Court, as the issue gets more contentious. The order called for a restriction on travel for people from six countries with a majority Muslim population. It caused … Continue reading Debate Over Trump’s Travel Ban Heats Up »

Retirees Get Seat at the Table in Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy

Retirees and pensioners will now have a voice at the negotiating table during Puerto Rico’s bankruptcy, according to a Reuters report. This month, the U.S. Trustee overseeing the filing procedure announced the appointment of a retiree committee. While retiree committees are usually appointed in municipal bankruptcy filings, it is typically preceded with a formal ruling … Continue reading Retirees Get Seat at the Table in Puerto Rico’s Bankruptcy »

8 Tips for Safeguarding Your Online Investments Against Fraud

In the internet age, cyber crime has become one of the top platforms for investment fraud and financial crimes. Many investors have begun making online investments instead of using traditional investment platforms. With this, comes the need to educate and inform about fraud targeting online investments. The Securities and Exchange Commission has published an investor … Continue reading 8 Tips for Safeguarding Your Online Investments Against Fraud »

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 »