WASHINGTON – Many U.S. investors with “alarmingly low” levels of financial knowledge lack confidence in their ability to meet their financial goals, according to new research conducted by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation (FINRA Foundation) and the Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center (GFLEC) at the George Washington University School of Business.
Veterans who are female, younger, married, divorced or separated, or who have children are faring worse than their veteran peers WASHINGTON — The financial well-being of U.S. military veterans has improved in recent years, outpacing the gains of non-veterans, according to new research by the FINRA Investor Education Foundation.
Firms Failed to Reasonably Supervise 529 Plan Share-Class Recommendations Made to Customers; Matters Identified Prior to FINRA Initiative Launched in January WASHINGTON — FINRA announced today that Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated (Merrill Lynch), Raymond James & Associates, Inc. (RJA), and Raymond James Financial Services, Inc.
Recommend risky investments
Excessively trade your account
Fail to limit securities losses
Over-concentrate your portfolio
Recommend unsuitable investments
Make material misrepresentations
Excessively use margin
Earn huge commissions while you lost money
Sell you auction rate securities
Sell you a high risk private placement
Sell you highly leveraged ETF’s
Execute unauthorized trades
Sell you junk or church bonds