Don’t Fall Prey to Investment Fraud Following a Hurricane

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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 … Continue reading Don’t Fall Prey to Investment Fraud Following a Hurricane »

Does Your Broker Have Your Best Investment Interests in Mind?

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When you entrust the the management of your investment portfolio to a broker, that’s a big deal. If you are going to ask someone to assist you in managing your financial future, you are going to want to know that they have your best investment interests at heart. The relationship between you and your broker … Continue reading Does Your Broker Have Your Best Investment Interests in Mind? »

The Fiduciary Rule is Dead – Here’s What It Means for Your Retirement Planning

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The Fiduciary Rule is Dead! Long Live the Fiduciary Rule! Well… it didn’t get quite such a commemorative send-off. In fact, it got the sort of ignominious sentence fit for a mongrel animal or a disowned family member. Yes, the Department of Labor (DOL)’s fiduciary rule is dead and it doesn’t look like we’ll be … Continue reading The Fiduciary Rule is Dead – Here’s What It Means for Your Retirement Planning »

Investing 101: Don’t Fall Victim to Fraudulent Stock Promotions

You know that stock investing comes with risks. Along with anticipated risks associated with the nature of stock trading, you also face risks associated with fraud. Some of the most widespread forms of stock fraud are carried out through fraudulent stock promotions. What Are Fraudulent Stock Promotions? In fraudulent stock promotion scams, fraudsters hype a … Continue reading Investing 101: Don’t Fall Victim to Fraudulent Stock Promotions »

Senior Investor Alert: 5 Easy Ways to Spot Scams Targeting Your Nest Egg

If you’re a senior investor, you’ve likely been planning and saving for years to build your portfolio. You have rightfully earned everything you have accrued over the years and you deserve to realize the fruits of that labor in your golden years. Unfortunately, your nest egg marks you as a target for investment fraud. Scammers … Continue reading Senior Investor Alert: 5 Easy Ways to Spot Scams Targeting Your Nest Egg »

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 »

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 »

My Big Co(i)n: Cryptocurrency Scams Play on Same Old Tricks

Bitcoin – Big Coin – Bitcoin – Big Coin… Read that over a few times. Are those two words beginning to sound similar? That’s what the founders of My Big Coin, Inc. were hoping when they created their cryptocurrency investment offering. The Nevada-based company has been accused of defrauding investors hoping to cash-in on the … Continue reading My Big Co(i)n: Cryptocurrency Scams Play on Same Old Tricks »

Regulators’ Concerns Grow Amid Cryptocurrency Investing Boom

“Cryptocurrency”, “blockchain” These are the buzz words among investors as we head into 2018. Building on the success and popularity of Bitcoin – which seems to be hitting new record highs every week – has caused a stir among investors, and it’s getting the attention of businesses. As investors look to find out how they … Continue reading Regulators’ Concerns Grow Amid Cryptocurrency Investing Boom »

Top Investor Tips for 2017

Investor Tips: A Year in Review With a new year upon us, we thought we’d look back at the most popular questions investors have been asking over the past year. Here are the most popular investor tips for 2017: Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) ICOs made a big splash in 2017. With the Bitcoin boom and … Continue reading Top Investor Tips for 2017 »