There has been a substantial increase, over recent years, in illegal actions by both Wall Street firms and corporate individuals which, has led to innocent investors becoming victim of stock or securities fraud.
American investors have been the most badly affected, as an unprecedented increase in corporate fraud, has taken place over the last ten years or so and as the result many American investors have declared themselves bankrupt.
Investing in the stock market does not come without its dangers, and many investors, to start with, will employ an experienced broker to act on our behalf and advise us on good deals to make. However, for many investors this trust is abused, and our money put at risk, as it is used in high commission investments which benefit our broker and not us!
There are various ways in which our trusted brokers can risk or even lose our money including withholding relevant information regarding the risks involved in the investment, churning (selling of securities to make high commissions), and excessive trading and over concentration.
If you are careful from the start, then stock fraud can easily be avoided. Run background checks on the firm or individual you have chosen and if you can ask, them to show references from old clients. Above all make sure they are registered with the Government Investment Board.
When a deal is presented to you make sure you receive all relevant information, including all the pro’s and con’s and if you are not 100% comfortable with the deal then do not invest. Remember it is a broker’s obligation to give all paperwork involving any investment.
No doubt the most important rule is never give your broker clearance to invest without your prior agreement. Many investors trust their broker’s judgement and allow them to act on their behalf. This may work well for a time, but many a broker gets greedy and your investment could go down the drain.
If you are new to investing in stock and shares then invest safe and stick to shares and the money market only. You can now also keep an eye on good investment opportunities thanks to the internet. Most of all do not invest in anything you are not sure about.
Employing an experienced stock fraud attorney is important if you have been a victim of stock fraud. Supply your attorney with as much paperwork and information regarding any investments your broker was involved with and this will enable them to recoup some, if not all of your lost money.
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