How ADR Abuse Can Lead to Investment Fraud

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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 … Continue reading How ADR Abuse Can Lead to Investment Fraud »

5 Tips for Navigating a Volatile Stock Market

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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 … Continue reading 5 Tips for Navigating a Volatile Stock Market »

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 »