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Brokers Bilk Customers With GWG L-Bonds

GWG L bond investors are facing significant losses as GWG Holdings navigates both bankruptcy and class action lawsuits. Despite the bonds offering high interest dividends, the GWG L Bonds were poorly secured, unlisted and unsellable once purchased, while also being aggressively auto-renewed. This combination of high risk and illiquidity should have meant that they [...]

More Fallout at GPB Capital

GPB has been the focus of multiple accusations that has led to the indictment of its Managing Director and CCO and class action lawsuits. The Wall Street Journal is now reporting that at least seven states, including Missouri, have filed allegations against GPB Capital Holdings alleging "massive fraud" in a "Ponzi-like scheme that fleeced [...]

2021-02-11T15:51:15-06:00February 11th, 2021|GPB Capital, Investment Losses|

If You Owned GM Series A Warrants, Read This Now!

The Great Recession hit General Motors (“GM”) hard, and it declared bankruptcy in 2009. The value of its bonds, which were supposed to be a safe investment, was reduced to $0. As part of its bankruptcy restructuring process, GM changed its name to Motors Liquidation Company, and GM gave Motors Liquidation Company a warrant [...]

2021-02-11T13:21:28-06:00February 11th, 2021|Investment Losses|

DRIP Plans Are Not For Everyone

Dividend Reinvestment Plans (DRIPs or DRIP plans) are popular products for investors who wish to take advantage of compounded dividends, often (but not always) low fees, and easy-to-execute investing. This is how it works: DRIPs are offered either through brokers or directly from the dividend-paying company. When a dividend is distributed, it is automatically [...]

2020-06-04T17:45:46-05:00June 15th, 2020|Investment Losses, Stockbroker Negligence|

Leveraged Exchange-Traded Notes (ETNs): Bad For Retail Investors

After the 2008 financial crisis, many investors began looking for investment opportunities that would allow them to “catch up” on losses suffered in retirement plans. With interest rates at historic lows, traditionally “safe” investments such as bonds offered little income. Banks and brokerages began to expand and advertise Exchange-Traded Notes (ETNs) as lucrative, steady [...]

2020-06-04T17:26:28-05:00June 8th, 2020|Investment Losses, Stockbroker Negligence|

Did you Lose Money in Allianz Structured Alpha?

Allianz Global Investors (AGI), an investing arm of the large German insurance company Allianz SE, announced on March 25 that two of its hedge funds, managing nearly $2.3 billion, would be liquidated. The hedge funds - Structured Alpha 1000 and Structured Alpha 1000 Plus – took unexpected heavy losses in March 2020’s coronavirus stock market [...]

2020-06-04T17:11:54-05:00June 4th, 2020|Investment Losses, Stockbroker Negligence|
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