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Sigma Financial Sanctioned for Deficient Non-Traditional ETF Supervisory System

FINRA fined Sigma Financial Corporation $100,000 for failing to establish, maintain, and enforce adequate an supervisory system and procedures related to the sales of leveraged, inverse, and ...
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FINRA's 2019 Exam Priorities Feature Senior Protections, Suitability, Outside Business Activities

FINRA identified several sales practice risks and investor protection points of emphasis in its 2019 risk monitoring and examination priorities letter, building upon a 2018 decision to concentrate on ...
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UNG Leads Worst Performing Passive Funds Since 2008's Financial Crisis

For many investors with conservative-to-moderate risk tolerance looking for investment income, a so-called "passive fund" may often be the way to go: place money in low-cost products and ...
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Credit Suisse CEO Warned Unsophisticated Investors Not to Invest in XIV as Lawsuit Alleges Fraud

A New York lawsuit filed against Credit Suisse Group AG alleges that the firm failed to disclose that it was manipulating its VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term exchange-traded notes (ticker ...
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SEC Warned of Volatility-Linked Exchange-Traded Notes' Complexity Before XIV Crash

Over two years before Credit Suisse's VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term Exchange-Traded Note (NASDAQ:XIV) lost 95% of its value this February, the Securities & Exchange Commission ...
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'Volatility Virus' XIV Devastated Wall Street and Ravaged Private Investors as Uninformed Brokers Took on Too Much Risk

Bemoaning the "volatility virus" known as XIV—or Credit Suisse's VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term Exchange-Traded Note—the Financial Times shed the spotlight on an ...
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Suitability and Firms' Duty to Disclose Comes into Focus as VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Exchange Traded Notes (XIV) Falls

After losing 95% of its value in early February, issuer Credit Suisse announced plans to liquidate VelocityShares Daily Inverse VIX Short-Term Exchange-Traded Note (NASDAQ:XIV), capping off a rough ...
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FINRA Warned of Volatility-Linked ETNs Before February Stock Market Plunge

A CNBC report traced the source Wall Street's recent rout—including a single-day Dow Jones loss of over 1,000 points—in part, to volatility-linked exchange-traded notes (ETNs) that ...
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Wells Fargo Ordered to Pay Restitution of $3.4 Million for Unsuitable Volatility-Linked Exchange-Traded Products

FINRA ordered Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC and Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC to pay over $3.4 million in restitution to customers who purchased volatility-linked exchange-traded ...
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Ex-JP Morgan Securities Rep Todd Jason Jones Sanctioned for Unauthorized Trading in Complex ETN

FINRA suspended former JP Morgan Securities broker Todd Jason Jones and fined him $15,000 for exercising discretion in customer accounts without authorization to purchase over $200,000-worth of ...
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Jay Dee Jordan Barred for Unsuitable ETF Trading Resulting in $8 Million Loss, Settling Away

FINRA barred former WFG Investments, Inc. representative Jay Dee Jordan of the firm's Oklahoma City branch for engaging in a series of misconduct related to nontraditional exchange-traded funds ...
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Demitrios Hallas Charged in Unsuitable ETF Investment, Fraudulent $170k Misappropriation Scheme

The SEC charged former Forefront Capital Markets broker Demitrios Hallas with recommending daily leveraged exchange-traded funds (ETFs) and notes (ETNs) without a reasonable basis as to their ...
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Leonard Goldberg Barred for Fraudulent Use of Mutual Fund and ETF Discretion, Causing Over $123,600 in Customer Losses

FINRA fined former Newport Coast Securities and JP Turner & Company (both branches in Palm Springs, CA) broker Leonard Allen Goldberg for using discretion without authorization in 300 unsuitable ...
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Sales Practices Related to Credit Suisse, Velocity Shares, JPMorgan Notes, and Other Structured Products Remain Area of Concern

As sales of high yield and highly speculative products continue to increase, it is important for brokers to remember FINRA's rules for proper sales practices concerning suitability, factual ...
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2016 FINRA Priorities Letter Includes Brokerage Firm Culture and Ethics, Suitability, Seniors, Complex Products

2016 FINRA Priorities Letter Includes Culture and Ethics, Suitability, Seniors, Complex Products FINRA released its 2016 Regulatory and Examination Priorities Letter in which the regulator specified a ...
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Volatile Complex Exchange Traded Products (ETFs, ETNs, etc.) May Be Unsuitable for Conservative Investors

Complex Exchange Traded Products (ETPs), such as inverse and/or leveraged exchange traded funds (ETFs) and notes (ETNs) may prove unsuitable for investors with low-risk objectives as well as clients ...
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Jeffrey David Daggett Fined & Suspended for Unsuitable ETN, Non-Traditional ETF Recommendations

FINRA suspended former Wells Fargo Advisors broker Jeffrey David Daggett of Temecula, California and fined him $20,000 for unsuitable recommendations related to non-traditional (leveraged and inverse ...
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High Yield Bonds, Stocks, and ETFs in Grave Jeopardy as Oil Bubble Poised to Burst

With crude oil prices falling below $50 a barrel, high yield oil stocks are becoming more and more susceptible to a meltdown triggered by oil prices that have plunged by over 50% since 2014's ...
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Concentration Risk: The Implications of Putting All Your Eggs in One Basket

Concentration risk occurs when a large portion of a portfolio's holdings is in a particular investment relative to the overall portfolio. This can be caused or perpetuated through: >> ...
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SEC National Exam Program Issues Broker-Dealers Priorities List for 2014

The Securities and Exchange Commission's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations issued examination priorities for 2014 as part of the office's National Exam Program, whose mission ...
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FINRA to Target Complex Investments Including REITs, ETFs and Mortgage Backed Securities in 2014 Exams

FINRA announced its Business Conduct Priorities for 2014 on Thursday, leading off with the issue of suitability of recommendations for complex products. In its discussion about suitability, FINRA ...
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Dangerous Words: SEC Cautions Firms to Stop Using "Protected," "Guaranteed" in Fund Names

The SEC acknowledged concern about fund names, releasing a guidance update advising investment companies, firms, and issuers against using misleading terminology when naming mutual funds, namely and ...
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