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Investment Advisors Scrutinized for Pushing USO ETF

April 2020 - Exchange-Traded Funds (ETF)s are popular investment products that allow consumers to invest in a basket of stocks that capture certain markets or industries. When purchased knowledgeably, they can help investors diversify their portfolios or buy into an industry they believe in. ETFs also create risk by making it more difficult to see [...]

2020-04-30T10:48:44-05:00April 30th, 2020|Investor Law, Stockbroker Negligence|

Did You Lose Money in Oil Investments?

April, 2020 – In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and on top of historic stock losses, investors were hit with another record-breaking “first”: West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude futures went negative. For the lay person not familiar with the oil futures market, this probably makes little sense. Here’s an analogy to help: Imagine you [...]

2020-04-30T10:49:39-05:00April 30th, 2020|Investor Law, Stockbroker Negligence|

Have You Lost Money in a Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT)?

Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs) are investment vehicles that hold income-generating properties. Investors earn dividends from the properties without having to own them individually. Some REITs specialize in specific market sectors – such as office buildings or hotels -  while others are more diverse. REITs have been heavily promoted by investment advisors and stockbrokers in [...]

Stocks Suffer Historic Losses

Investors and money managers opened 2020 with optimism: U.S./China trade talks seemed to be making progress Interest rates were steady An 11-year bull market rolled along Then a previously unknown virus – eventually named SARS-CoV-2 – jumped to humans and the Covid-19 pandemic brought the world economy to a standstill in, literally, a matter of [...]

2020-04-13T12:12:24-05:00April 14th, 2020|Retirement Investing, Stockbroker Negligence|