Written by attorney Debra G. Speyer | Jul 12, 2011

Common Investment Pitfalls: An Introduction

This week, we will be discussing several common investment problems and offering practical tips for how to avoid them. Of course, should you find yourself facing one of these problems, we will also discuss how best to address them.

The investment pitfalls we will be discussing are increasingly the subject of FINRA arbitrations and SEC civil suits, so it is important to know how to protect yourself.

Here is a brief preview of the topics we will be covering:

Misrepresentation: Fraudulently misstating information to a client for the purpose of inducing them to purchase or sell a security.

Cold-calling: Making unsolicited or unwanted phone calls using high-pressure, persistent tactics.

Unsuitability: Recommending investments that are unsuitable based on a client’s investment objectives.

Unauthorized trading: Selling or purchasing securities without informing the investor and obtaining his or her authorization.

We invite you to check back every day for a new tip. If you think that you have already encountered one of the common problems listed above, it is important to contact an experienced securities fraud attorney.

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At Wall Street Fraud, we are dedicated to offering assistance to those who have been hurt by improper corporate or investment practices. If you have been the victim of stock brokerage fraud, securities fraud, mutual fund fraud, stockbroker fraud, annuities fraud, or any other type of investment fraud, please contact us today for a free case evaluation. Our talented and aggressive legal and professional staff is eager to help you recover your losses.

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