Protecting your rights.

Learn about how to protect your rights as an investor. 


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Charles Schwab Stock Losses

The Charles Schwab Corporation was founded in 1971. Originally, the company was named First Commander Corporation. Two years into its existence, the company changed its name to the one it currently has: the Charles Schwab Corporation. This name came from the founder and principle stockholder of the company at the time, Charles R. Schwab. 


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5 Reasons Investors Should Think Twice About Owning Bond Funds

Kyros Law Offices represents investors that have suffered losses due to broker misconduct. Beyond helping investors recover from investment losses, Kyros Law Offices also tries to warn investors of potential harm before it occurs. One area for potential investment losses involves bond fund investments. Here are five reasons why investors should think twice about owning bond funds:

 

1.     Interest rate risk

2.     Credit risk

3.     Redemption risk

4.     Ongoing management fees

5.     Uncertainty regarding what bonds or debt the fund owns.

 

If you have suffered losses of $100,000 or more in your bond fund investments, please call one of our securities attorneys to discuss your rights. 1-800-934-2921

Types of Stockbroker Fraud

Stockbroker fraud is more common than you think. It's one of the main reasons small investors lose money in financial markets. While most brokers are honest and hardworking, you should always pay close attention to what your broker is doing and to how that impacts your investments. Unfortunately, many victims of stockbroker fraud aren't aware of it until after they've lost a lot of money. 

 
The duty of your broker is to protect your investments. When a broker puts personal gain ahead of your financial well-being, it's called fraud. There are many ways an unscrupulous stockbroker or brokerage firm can defraud an investor.
 
Below you will find some of the common types of stockbroker fraud that our law firm sees.

An Overview of Selling Away

A stock broker is not permitted to “sell away.” This means that he or she cannot sell investments not held or offered by the brokerage firm.

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Unauthorized or Excessive Margins

If you’ve had your account put on margin without permission or weren’t warned of the risks involved with investing on margin, then you likely have legal claims against your broker and brokerage firm.

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Unauthorized Trading

Unauthorized trading refers to a financial adviser buying or selling a security without your permission.

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Suitability Violations

One common area of stockbroker fraud concerns suitability. A broker must take reasonable steps to ensure suitability or appropriateness when recommending that you buy or sell a given security.

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False Statements & Omissions

Financial advisers’ false statements and material omissions are common causes of investor losses from stockbroker fraud. By law, your broker or other professional adviser cannot make false statements or omit discussing your risk.

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