Top 8 Investor Complaints

The investment world is pretty cut-and-dry; either you win, or you lose. Not much can be said for losing, after all, it’s part of the game. Usually when you lose out on an investment, it’s due to the fact that you didn’t account for certain risks. However, there are some instances beyond investors’ control that … Continue reading Top 8 Investor Complaints »

Top 5 Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

A recent New York Times article spotlights a renewed approach and increased legislative response to financial elder abuse. Featured in the article are personal accounts of real people whose family members and close friends have been affected by elder financial abuse. Investment fraud and financial abuse directed towards seniors and the elderly has been a … Continue reading Top 5 Ways to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse »

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 »

Stock Market Growth Continues Under ‘Trump Trade’

U.S. stock markets continue to rally this week amid optimism around President Trump’s economic plans. Reaching a historic high on Monday, S&P 500 topped $20 trillion. This latest rally is a part of the ongoing boost stock market indices have been enjoying as economists wait for the Trump Administration to roll out its economic plan. … Continue reading Stock Market Growth Continues Under ‘Trump Trade’ »

As Dow Hits 20k, What Should Investors Expect for 2017?

Setting a Record The Dow has done it. On Wednesday Jan. 25, the Dow hit a record high of 20,069 amid celebration from broker-dealers and investors alike. The 20k mark is an important milestone for the industrial market index. It not only represents the U.S. economy’s turnaround following the recession, but also the wave of … Continue reading As Dow Hits 20k, What Should Investors Expect for 2017? »

Morgan Stanley Ethical Conduct in Question

Bad Week for Big Banks Some of the nation’s top banks are facing another bad week, legally and financially as they are subjected to increased scrutiny and demand for reparations from federal regulators. Wells Fargo faces a continued inquest into the extent of its accounts fraud scandal as regional and municipal governments, including Hillsborough County, … Continue reading Morgan Stanley Ethical Conduct in Question »

Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged

Low Interest Rates Remain The Federal Reserve has decided to leave interest rates alone for the foreseeable future, according to a report from Reuters. Despite the fact that a target rate-hike was announced last December, the Fed has deferred any increases as part of a long-term plan to reignite the U.S. economy. President of the … Continue reading Fed Leaves Interest Rates Unchanged »