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 »

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? »

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 »

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 »

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 »