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About Shepherd, Smith, Edwards & Kantas - From our Partner, Kirk Smith | InvestorLawyers.com Partner, Kirk Smith discusses our Firm's process, background and information on how we charge our fees. Watch Video
GWG Holdings Losses - GWG L Bonds Investors - How Do You Recover Your Losses in L Bonds? Shepherd Smith Edwards and Kantas (SSEK Law Firm at investorlawyers.com) represent investors who have suffered losses in GWG L Bonds. Watch Video
GPB Capital Holdings Products, Losses and Current Lawsuits | Investorlawyers.com Partner Kirk Smith explains why GPB Capital products are likely not suitable for your portfolio and what to do if you lost money with GPB. Watch Video
What Are Non-Traded REITs and Private REITs? | Investorlawyers.com Partner Kirk Smith explains why a private or non-traded REIT is likely not suitable for your portfolio. Watch Video
What is the UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy (YES)? | InvestorLawyers.com Sam Edwards Explains What is the UBS Yield Enhancement Strategy: UBS YES investors have suffered serious investment losses of 20% or more. For these high-net-worth investors, we are talking six-, seven-, even eight-figure losses. Watch Video
Sept. 2021 - Actualización para Inversionistas de Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) Si usted es un inversionista y ha sufrido daños tras haber invertido en Northstar Islas Bermudas, querrá ver este vídeo. Mire el vídeo
Northstar Financial Services (Bermuda) - Se Habla Español. Es usted un inversionista que ha sufrido pérdidas a través de inversiones en Northstar Bermuda? Mire el vídeo
Is a prospectus legally binding? An investor has the right to rely on the assertions and promises of his or her financial advisor and the brokerage firm. Most of the time the advisor in question has not actually read the Prospectus him/herself. Luckily, the law understands that a seller of securities cannot knowingly or inadvertently misrepresent the important features of an investment and then rely on a legal document to exonerate his/her actions. Watch Video
Is a securities firm liable for the actions of its brokers? The securities fraud lawyer, Kirk Smith, explains how a firm will have liability for its brokers and financial advisors. Watch Video
Should investors purchase limited partnerships? Limited partnerships may be appropriate for some investors but generally they are riskier investments. Watch Video
What are market adjusted damages? Discussing what market adjusted damages formula determines Watch Video
What are the benefits of a securities class action? The investment fraud lawyer, Sam Edwards, discusses the pros and cons of joining a securities class action lawsuit. Watch Video
What are the advantages and risks of owning preferred stock? Explaining the pros and cons of preferred stocks with an example of GE preferred stock Watch Video
What are structured finance products? Structured finance products are Wall Street creations. Watch Video
What are the risks of using leverage? With leverage, even a small decrease in a market could have a catastrophic effect on your account. Watch Video
What are the most important parts of account opening documents? So, when filling out account opening paperwork, it is very important to check it over and make sure that it's accurate. Watch Video
What does suitability and unsuitability mean in a securities arbitration case? Unsuitability can be about a specific transaction, but generally, the concept is applied to a portfolio's composition and/or strategy. Unsuitability can also be applied to a product. Watch Video
What is a CMO - Collateralized Mortgage Obligation? The investment fraud lawyer, Sam Edwards, discusses what CMO means Watch Video
What is a CDO - Collateralized Debt Obligation? The investment fraud lawyer, Sam Edwards, discusses what CDOs are and describes examples of CDOs with credit card companies. Watch Video
What does the term asset allocation mean? The better allocated an account, the more likely the account is to achieve the goal that the investor is looking for. Watch Video
What is a whistleblower? A whistleblower who will let authorities know about misrepresentations done by the company has protections under state law and under federal law. Watch Video
What is the difference between sophisticated and accredited investors? Being an accredited investor does not necessarily mean you are a sophisticated investor and also does not justify any unsuitable recommendations or any misrepresentations when selling an investment. Watch Video
What is a private placement and what are some examples? A private placement is a security that's sold to an investor. Watch Video
What is affinity fraud? Partner, Sam Edwards, discusses how affinity fraud involves investment schemes that target specific groups, such as the elderly, those belonging to identifiable ethnic or religious communities or members of professional groups. Watch Video
What is an equity indexed annuity? Equity indexed annuities can be appropriate for some investors but it's really a limited pool of people who it would be appropriate for Watch Video
What is FINRA and what can FINRA do for securities litigation? FINRA is a Self-Regulatory Organization or “SRO” for short. Watch Video
What is churning? Churning is the act of financial advisor or stock broker making continuous recommendations to buy in cell stocks for the purpose of garnering, excess commissions. Watch Video
What is an alternative investment? Discussing what alternative investments are and including some common examples Watch Video
What is margin in investments? While margin investing can double the gains on an investment, it also doubles the risk. Watch Video
What is meant by the term cost equity ratio when related to churning? When looking at churning, we are looking at how high the costs go relative to the size of the account, and when those costs will start making it mathematically improbable, if not impossible, for the account to be profitable. Watch Video
What is meant by the term investment objectives? Investment objectives applies to what the objective is for a particular account Watch Video
What is meant by the term pump and dump? Explaining the pump and dump scheme

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What is rescission? Explaining the term “rescission” with an example of rescission offers with a non-traded REIT. Watch Video
What is selling away? Selling away is one of the most common reasons why investors lose money. Watch Video
What is the difference between a broker and a registered investment advisor (RIA)? Explaining the difference between a broker and a registered investment advisor and how they charge fees. Watch Video
What is the difference between a misrepresentation and an omission? Misrepresentations, Omissions & Fraud Leading to Investment Loss Watch Video
What is the difference between statutes of limitation and the eligibility rule in FINRA arbitration? The FINRA Time Limitation on Submission of Claims is generally six (6) years. But this can change based on your circumstances. Watch Video
What is the difference between stock and equities? Stock and Equities are synonymous terms. Watch Video
What is unauthorized trading? Unauthorized Trading, Broker Fraud and Investment Loss Watch Video
Where will a FINRA securities arbitration take place? Talking about where a FINRA securities arbitration takes place Watch Video
Who are typical defendants in securities litigation? Broker Negligence Leading to Investment Loss Watch Video
Can elder abuse laws apply to securities claims and disputes? There are abuse statutes enacted to protect elder people Watch Video
Are alternative investments generally unsuitable for individual investors? A recommendation is unsuitable if it is inappropriate for an investor. Watch Video
SSEKLAW UBS Puerto Rico Las pérdidas sufridas con los bonos de UBS han afectado a muchas familias puertorriqueñas. Mire el vídeo
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