Investing in your future financial security is one of the wisest decisions you can make. Planning for your retirement now can provide you with peace-of-mind for the future. There are many ways you can invest in retirement savings; one of the most popular being through an Individual Retirement Account (IRA). The great thing about IRAs is that there are several different types available, so you can find the one that suits your investment plan.

However, most traditional IRA savings accounts offer a limited selection of investment options. Typically, they offer a selection pre-approved by the firm or entity servicing your investment account. If you are looking for greater flexibility in terms of investment options, you may want to consider opening a self-directed IRA account.

Self-directed IRAs allow you to invest in a broader portfolio of assets than traditional IRAs. What’s important to understand, however, is that with greater flexibility in your investment options, you may be subject to additional risks.

Did you recently suffer from a big stock market loss?

Think it may have been due to negligence or fraud by your stock broker?

While losses are to be expected from time to time when investing in the stock market, there are times when your loss may be due to stockbroker negligence or fraud. In these cases, you may have no other choice but to take legal action against them in order to repair the damage that was done and get the compensation you deserve.

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Have you been a victim of stockbroker fraud or negligence? If so, you may have a case against them. But, you have to proceed in the right way to obtain the best outcome.

Your case will come down to everything from your evidence to how you file your claim. That’s why you must have the right plan before suing your broker. Not sure what to do?

Don’t worry. We’ve you covered. We’ll give you 6 tips for suing your stock broker to get the best outcome possible. Read on to learn more!

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The fundamentals

Cardinal rules; building-blocks, do’s-and’don’ts:

You may know them under different names but they all refer to the same foundational structures that underline all our social and economic systems.

When you hire a stockbroker, you’re trusting them with your investment future. So when you suspect that your broker is scamming your account, you want to deal with the problem as soon as possible.

There are a number of ways to help recover your losses after securities fraud, but first, you need to know what your broker is doing to your account.

Here, we’re covering churning, the various types, anti-churning rules, and signs that your broker is churning your account.

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When you entrust the the management of your investment portfolio to a broker, that’s a big deal. If you are going to ask someone to assist you in managing your financial future, you are going to want to know that they have your best investment interests at heart. The relationship between you and your broker should be entirely founded on trust, honesty and transparency. And for many broker/investor relationships, that is true.

Unfortunately, we find that isn’t always the case.

Obviously, selecting a broker is no simple task; you don’t just pick a name out of the phone book and go with them. Finding the right broker takes research and due diligence. You want to know that your broker is properly registered and in good standing.

So you have a stockbroker who manages your investment account. He or she might’ve managed your portfolio for a long time, but, have they put your interests above theirs?

If the answer is no, you might have to take a close look at your broker’s actions. If you’re able to prove it, there’s a breach of fiduciary duty from your stockbroker.

Not sure what we’re talking about? Don’t worry. We’ve you covered.

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As an investor, risks are things you have to take into account. Before every investment decision, you need to assess potential risks and recognize ways to mitigate them. While its true that some securities and assets may have more associated risks than others, there is one they all share: the risk of fraud.

However, while you may be able to account for fraud risks, sometimes they can prove tough to disarm and avoid. Even the shrewdest of investors have been victimized by investment scams. The fact is, fraud can be tricky. Scammers have a lot of tools in their arsenal to dupe investors and, unfortunately, they can be quite cunning.

That’s why investment losses happen.

When you lose money in the stock market, especially a large amount, it may seem like the end of the world. While a major loss can make your heart sink and make you feel helpless, it’s important to pick yourself back up and try your best to get through it.

While that’s easier said than done, we’re here to help. Below we’ll give you a few of the best tips for coping after suffering a major stock loss.

1. Accept Responsibility

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The Fiduciary Rule is Dead! Long Live the Fiduciary Rule!

Well… it didn’t get quite such a commemorative send-off. In fact, it got the sort of ignominious sentence fit for a mongrel animal or a disowned family member. Yes, the Department of Labor (DOL)’s fiduciary rule is dead and it doesn’t look like we’ll be seeing anything resembling a revival.

If you have not been following, the demise of the fiduciary rule follows a months-long saga that has gripped the investment industry. If you have been following but you’re a little lost, that’s okay. The events leading to the recent outcome have been full of so many twists and turns it’s easy to lose the trail.

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