Category: protecting investors

Big Banks Profit By Selling and Trading Commodities

Mar 7, 2019 / protecting investors

Big Banks such as Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and others are making a lot of money for themselves on commodities trading and selling commodities related products. Specifically, “commodities-related revenue at the 12 biggest investment banks climbed 45 percent last year despite weak oil trading, boosted by power, gas and base metals markets” according to a recent industry article.  What this means is that these […]

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Assignments of Benefits Exploit Vulnerable Floridians

Feb 20, 2019 / Hurricane Irma

Floridians are being ripped off by unethical contractors who recommend assignments of benefits (AOB’s) to begin working on homes impacted by major disasters. An assignment of benefits (AOB) is a much abused, but legally-binding document in which a homeowner assigns the right to collect insurance benefits to a contractor. Although AOBs have a proper place in the contracting world (because they can be a convenient way for homeowners to pay […]

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Structured Notes Issued by Deutsche Bank are Actually Unsecured Loans to a Troubled Foreign Institution

Jan 30, 2019 / protecting investors

Here is yet another recent article chronicling the massive problems at Deutsche Bank. Sadly, the Deutsche Bank story appears to be the ‘all too common’ story of possible investigations of unethical and possibly illegal practices by a large financial institution. Massive Repayment Risk to Retail Investors While we have concerns for the world economy should Deutsche Bank’s fortunes continue in the wrong direction, our current focus is on the massive […]

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Why the Collapse of Option Sellers is Troubling and Tragic but Unsurprising

The business run by James Cordier and his colleagues (Option Sellers) was full of red flags from our perspective as Investor Rights Attorneys: Investing in energy options within self-directed IRAs; purportedly “conservative” strategies with high returns that involved leveraged energy option investing; a sales pitch that required high minimums to invest, along with a theme that investing with Option Sellers would make you “one of the elite”; and accounts apparently […]

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