Why I Would Not Want Deutsche Bank Structured Notes in my Portfolio

If I were to recommended that you loan money to a foreign bank with no collateral to protect your loan and told you that the foreign bank had lost billions of dollars over the last several of years and had misled investors during the last financial crisis, would you make that loan? Strangely, in the name of making money for Wall Street, many U.S. financial institutions have made this recommendation […]

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Be Wary of Free or Cheap Credit Monitoring and Identity Theft Services

Apr 4, 2017 / News

Identity theft is a rampant concern for nearly all consumers. Unfortunately, certain enterprising companies have decided to capitalize on consumers’ fears by offering credit and identity theft monitoring services “free” of charge. Relying on the companies’ advertisements and bold claims, many consumers are proactively enrolling. Consumers seem to be unaware that some of these identity theft/credit monitoring services have faced federal fines for unfair and deceptive trade practices stemming from […]

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Congress Guts Consumer Privacy Protections

Mar 31, 2017 / News

Do you believe that broadband internet access service (BIAS) providers, such as Comcast, AT&T, Cox, and Verizon, should be allowed to sell or use your browser history, e-mail addresses, and application usage data without asking for your permission? When Congress’s Joint Resolution (S.J. Res. 34) is likely signed into law in a few days, BIAS providers will have the power to use your personal information to generate revenue for the […]

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FINRA Reforms Are Needed To Protect The Investing Public

Mar 28, 2017 / Blog Posts

Most investors in the United States must rely on the FINRA arbitration process to attempt to recover damages caused by investment professionals. Additionally, the investing public must rely primarily on FINRA regulators (along with the SEC) to protect investors from bad actors and bad actions of investment professionals. Unfortunately, many believe FINRA is not up to either job, much less both the regulatory and arbitration side of the investor watchdog […]

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