The Most Notorious US Financial Scammers Every civilized society is dependent for its success on its citizens being able to trust one another. And most people actually do tend to trust one another. Why? Because they themselves are basically good, or at least reasonably honest, and believe they will be treated honestly by others –

If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having lost a lot of money in your brokerage account, you may not be sure why it happened or you may suspect or know that it’s your broker’s fault. Assuming you become certain you have a valid claim – and how you do that is the

We’re seeing a disturbing trend of financial advisers borrowing money from their own clients — a prohibited practice in the investment industry.  Notwithstanding their claimed financial expertise, many brokers and investment advisers seem to run into personal money problems.  Some turn to their clients for a way out. The adviser’s pitch usually goes something like

InvestmentNews, an influential source of news, analysis, and information concerning the financial advisory community, has published a March 17, 2018 editorial that strongly urges the adoption of an idea for protecting investors who win arbitration awards against brokerage firms but are unable to collect because the firm is uninsured and goes out of business.  And, the

Many people recently suffered a highly publicized financial disaster, accounts of which prominently concern the trading symbols VIX and XIV. We’re going to to attempt below to describe what happened in very simple terms. But as you’ll see, even the simplest description can be complicated. What’s XIV? XIV is the trading symbol for VelocityShares Daily

As you cruise around our website, you’re likely to see references to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, more commonly known by the acronym “FINRA”. If you don’t know what FINRA is and what it does, here’s a brief explanation. About FINRA FINRA is a private corporation that regulates brokerage firms and helps to oversee stock

Stockbroker Christopher Tolmacs was found liable in FINRA arbitration for breach of fiduciary duty, gross negligence, willful wanton misconduct, conversion of funds, securities fraud and violation of the SEC Act of 1934. He was most recently employed with Triad Advisors,  Harbinger Asset Management, LLC, and Harbinger Financial Group, Inc. His recommendation of unsuitable alternative investment