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Under current FINRA rules, brokers are allowed to remove disciplinary actions filed against them for years from public records, however new rules will prevent that in the future. Proposed changes ... Continue reading "FINRA Changes Would Make it Harder for Brokers to Hide the Past" »
While nobody likes losing money in the stock market, recent sharp market declines may reveal unsuitable investments in your portfolio, giving you an opportunity to assess the investment strategy ... Continue reading "Recent Stock Market Losses May Reveal Unsuitable Investments in Your Portfolio" »
The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is creating a website with a searchable database that lists suspended or barred brokers who have committed federal securities law violations. The database ... Continue reading "Is Your Broker on the SEC Naughty List?" »
Meyer Wilson is excited to announce that attorneys David Meyer and Matthew Wilson were selected to 2018’s list of Super Lawyers, a prestigious award David has received for the past eight years, ... Continue reading "Attorneys David Meyer and Matthew Wilson Named Super Lawyers for 2018" »
In recognition for our firm’s tireless efforts and success for our clients, U.S. News and Best Lawyers® selected Meyer Wilson for inclusion on the 2018 Tier 1 list of the Best Law Firms, an ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Named 2018 Tier 1 Best Law Firm" »

The 10 Most Common Investment Scams

Scammers have spent millennia refining old schemes and creating new ones to separate a mark from their money. While people are constantly testing out new ideas in an attempt to strike gold, the main ... Continue reading "The 10 Most Common Investment Scams" »

Three Scams to Keep an Eye Out For

It’s just about time to put on a costume and go out trick or treating, but full-sized candy bars aren’t the only targets out there this time of year. Fraudsters are out in full force ... Continue reading "Three Scams to Keep an Eye Out For" »
Understanding investment and broker fees can protect investments and increase returns. Investment expenses have a big impact on financial returns, especially over a long period of time. Common ... Continue reading "Do You Understand the Fees Your Broker is Charging?" »
The Senate voted 51-50 on Tuesday, October 24 to repeal a rule put in place by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) that banned mandatory arbitration clauses in certain financial contracts. ... Continue reading "Congress Votes in the Middle of the Night to Give Big Banks Immunity from Lawsuits" »
Like a vulture circling its prey, scammers flock to disaster as a prime target to break out a new scheme. With the waters from Hurricane Harvey still flooding the streets of Houston and the ... Continue reading "Stay Alert for Stock Fraud Following Hurricane Harvey" »

Understanding Initial Coin Offerings

Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs) are sometimes used by startup companies to raise capital by creating a new virtual token or coin. It is then offered for sale and disseminated to buyers using distributed ... Continue reading "Understanding Initial Coin Offerings" »
Meyer Wilson is proud to announce that founding partner David P. Meyer was named once again to the list of The Best Lawyers in America © in 2018 for both Professional Malpractice Law – ... Continue reading "Attorney David Meyer Selected to the 2018 List of The Best Lawyers in America¬©" »
A common misconception far too many people have of financial advisors is that they have the same legal obligations as registered investments advisors and lawyers when this is not the case in many ... Continue reading "Warning Signs That May Indicate It's Time to Fire Your Financial Advisor" »
While many legitimate companies use video calling services like Skype and Google Hangout to hold cost-effective and convenient interviews for job applicants, a number of scammers use this same ... Continue reading "The Dangers of Fake Online Job Interviews" »
Since the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) established rules that now allow individual investors to become involved with securities-based crowdfunding in May of 2016, a number of issuers have ... Continue reading "Keep Your Investments Safe with These Tips About SAFE Securities and Crowdfunding" »
There are countless individuals who fall victim to investment fraud due to negligent advisors or we may have been a potential target. This increases the importance of understanding how to deal with ... Continue reading "Investor Education: Investment Fraud Victim Recovery Checklist" »
If you have money in a bond fund or if you own a bond, you should pay close attention to an important number known as duration. This will signal the likely change in the price of your bond when ... Continue reading "Duration - How Interest Rate Hikes Can Affect Your Bond Portfolio" »
Unlike stock options, which are highly regulated and perfectly legal investment options, binary options come with far more risk and far less regulation. While a number of these options are traded on ... Continue reading "FBI Publishes Warning About Binary Options Fraud" »
The AARP recently released information about the results of their study looking into the differences in demographic characteristics, behavioral characteristics and psychological mindset between the ... Continue reading "AARP Released Results of Study on Differences Between Victims of Fraud and General Population" »
In an investor alert released by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the securities regulator warned investors about “customer advisory centers” that are becoming ... Continue reading "What You Need To Know About Customer Advisory Centers" »
The Broker-Dealer Task Force and Office of Investor Education and Advocacy (OIEA) of the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a joint Investor Alert on Monday, January 9 to ... Continue reading "How to Identify and Protect Yourself from Excessive Trading" »
As we turn the calendar over to a brand new year, now is the perfect time to take a more in-depth look at your assets in order to get a solid grasp on the progress you’ve made towards reaching ... Continue reading "7 Tips to Prepare Your Investments for 2017" »
The securities fraud attorneys at Meyer Wilson represented former clients of former Ohio stockbroker Mark Speakman (CRD# 2693667) with claims against Ameriprise Financial Services. Former Ameriprise ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Investigating Claims Against Former Broker Mark Speakman" »
On December, 20, 2016, the SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy issued a bulletin explaining the process involved when a customer of a brokerage firm has a dispute with the firm. The ... Continue reading "The SEC Just Released an Investor Bulletin Explaining the FINRA Arbitration Processes Involved in a Dispute with Your Stockbroker" »
The securities fraud attorneys at Meyer Wilson are currently investigating claims against broker and investment adviser Matthew J. Giannone (CRD# 2800349). According to the Financial Industry ... Continue reading "Meyer Wilson Investigating Claims Against Oppenheimer Broker Matthew Giannone" »
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