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Derivative Securities Fraud

How an Investment Loss Attorney Can Help

Derivatives have value because of their underlying security or asset. The most common types of derivatives in the securities industry are:
  • Options – A contract giving the purchaser the opportunity to buy or sell the security at a fixed price on a certain date.
  • Swaps – This type of derivative allows two parties to "swap" cash flows.
  • Futures contracts – "Futures" are contracts that allow the buying or selling of assets in the future for a price agreed on today.
  • Forward contracts – A "forward" is a type of contract that involves securities traded in the future for a price agreed on today.

Investors like derivatives because they are not risky; in fact, they are commonly used to hedge risk. However, if you have lost a substantial amount of money after investing using derivatives like stock options or futures, you may be able to take legal action.

Shareholder Derivative Actions

Shareholder derivative actions or "derivative suits," in contrast to securities fraud class action lawsuits, are brought by one person on behalf of a group of people – typically, a shareholder on behalf of a corporation. If your stockbroker or investment advisor encouraged you to purchase a type of derivative security and you lost a substantial amount of money, contact Meyer Wilson.

Why choose Meyer Wilson?

Choosing Meyer Wilson means you have an attorney on your side that has been rated "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America® in the field of professional negligence. David Meyer has also been listed in Super Lawyers® and the firm has been included in "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News. Since 1999, our securities litigation lawyers have recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of investors.

If you've sustained losses in excess of $100,000, contact Meyer Wilson today!

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Have You Been a Victim of Investment Fraud?

You trusted your financial advisor with your money, but now you're left wondering what went wrong. If you or a loved one suffered losses because of investment misconduct, Meyer Wilson can step in and fight to recover your losses. The team of investment fraud lawyers at the firm has been helping people like you since 1999 by winning judgments, settlements and verdicts worth hundreds of millions of dollars against brokerage firms, financial advisors and banks.

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