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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

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.

Investing on margin is risky. It involves using your securities as collateral to borrow cash from your brokerage. Investing on margin thus enters you into a lending relationship and puts you at risk of financial ruin if the value of a security depreciates. If you receive a margin call, you’re required to deposit additional cash or securities into an investment account. Otherwise, the brokerage will sell your securities to meet the margin call – even if that means you’ll take a loss. After your securities have been liquidated, you could in debt to the brokerage for margin interest fees.

In 1975, a judge ruled in the landmark case of Piper, Jaffray & Hopwood, Inc. v. Ladin, 399 F. Supp. 292 that “The imposition of a duty to investigate the financial capability of an investor entering a margin transaction and to inform that investor of the implications of a margin purchase can also be justified as part of a stockbroker's professional responsibility.”

If your account has been put on margin inappropriately or without your informed consent, then you may have legal rights against your investment broker and investment firm. Investing on margin may also be deemed unsuitable for an investor of a certain age, experience, net worth or risk tolerance.

Unauthorized or Excessive Margins? Lost money because of your stockbroker?

We will fight to help you get your money back. If you have lost over $100,000 due to stockbroker fraud, contact us to protect your rights. Complete the form on this page or call 1-800-934-2921 for a free no obligation consultation with a lawyer. We work on a contingency basis, so rest assured that there will never be an out of pocket expense to you.