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[8 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 30,856 views]
Video: What are the typical causes of action in securities law cases?

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In this video, Jason M. Kueser discusses typical causes of action in securities cases. These typical actions are: (1) fraud, (2) securities fraud, (3) breach of fiduciary duty, (4) breach of contract, (5) violation of state securities laws, (6) violation of federal securities laws, and (7) negligence.
This video is provided for informational purposes only and nothing contained herein is or should be constituted as legal advice. If you have questions related to any legal topic, you …

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[7 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 4,504 views]
Video: What is Investment Fraud?

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This video is provided for informational purposes only and nothing contained herein is or should be constituted as legal advice. If you have questions related to any legal topic, you should consult with an attorney and should not rely solely upon information provided via the internet. All content provided on this blog are subject to the Disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

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[6 Mar 2011 | No Comment | 3,695 views]
Video: What is securities fraud?

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Also available at KansasCityLaw.tv
This video is provided for informational purposes only and nothing contained herein is or should be constituted as legal advice. If you have questions related to any legal topic, you should consult with an attorney and should not rely solely upon information provided via the internet. All content provided on this blog are subject to the Disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

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[1 Feb 2011 | No Comment | 2,482 views]
FINRA Arbitration Statistics – December 2010

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The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently released its arbitration statistics for the month/year ended December 2010.
For the year, there were 20% fewer cases filed (5,680 v. 7,137 in 2009) and there were 6,241 cases closed (a 37% increase over 2009). Of these cases, 22% were resolved by arbitration hearing, 52% were resolved by direct settlement between the parties, 10% were resolved through mediation, and 16% of cases were either withdrawn or resolved through “other” method.
Results for investors also improved …

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[1 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 19,231 views]

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FINRA recently reported its January 2010 arbitration statistics. For the month ended January 31, 2010, 456 claims had been filed. This represents a decrease of 14% as compared to the number of cases filed in January 2009 (528). The average turnaround time for cases that have resulted in an arbitration hearing (i.e., cases that did not settle prior to the hearing) has declined by 11% (11.6 months from 13.0 months).
In addition, FINRA has also noted a significant increase in the …

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[1 Mar 2010 | No Comment | 4,827 views]

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Leveraged ETFs have recently returned to the news as Direxion announced the release of two new funds. As reported on Marketwatch.com, one of these new funds seeks to obtain returns equal to 300% of the two-year Treasury yield, while the other fund seeks to obtain returns equal to 300% of the inverse return of the two-year Treasury yield (in other words, when the Treasury yield declines, the investor profits).
Despite the repeated warnings issued by FINRA and the SEC as to …

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[20 Jan 2010 | No Comment | 3,042 views]
FINRA Securities Arbitration Statistics – December 2009

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From SecuritiesArbitrationBlawg.com:
FINRA recently reported its December 2009 arbitration statistics. For the year ended December 31, 2009, 7,137 claims had been filed. This represents an increase of 43% as compared to the number of cases filed in 2008 (4,982). The average turnaround time for cases that go to an arbitration hearing has declined by 11% (14 months from 15.7 months).
The most frequent securities and investment claims/controversies involved in arbitration continue to be breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation/fraud, negligence, and breach of …

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[1 Dec 2009 | No Comment | 2,988 views]

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FINRA recently reported its October 2009 arbitration statistics. As of October 31, 2009, 6,113 claims were filed, compared to only 3,971 as of October 31, 2008, an increase of 54%. FINRA also reported that 3,697 cases were closed through October and that the average turnaround time for cases that go to an arbitration hearing has declined by 9% (14.3 months from 15.8 months).
The most frequent securities and investment claims/controversies involved in arbitration continue to be breach of fiduciary duty, misrepresentation/fraud, …

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[4 Oct 2009 | No Comment | 6,645 views]
Leveraged and Inverse ETFs May Not Be Suitable For All Investors

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ProFunds Group, one of the largest issuers of leveraged and inverse ETFs recently issued a warning that some of its leveraged and inverse ETFs may not be suitable for all investors. In the prospectus dated October 1, 2009, the company repeatedly states:
The Fund is different from most exchangetraded funds in that it seeks leveraged returns and only on a daily basis. The Fund also is riskier than similarly benchmarked exchange-traded funds that do not use leverage. Accordingly, the Fund may …

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[21 Aug 2009 | No Comment | 3,039 views]
SEC joins FINRA In Cautioning Investors About Risks of Leveraged ETFs

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From Investment Fraud Blawg, Securities Fraud Blawg, and Stockbroker Fraud Blawg:
Earlier this week, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) issued a joint warning cautioning investors on the dangers in investing in leveraged ETFs and inverse ETFs. The two regulators issued the warning because they “believe individual investors may be confused about the performance objectives of leveraged and inverse exchange-traded funds (ETFs).”
The warning also notes that leveraged ETFs are designed to achieve their investment performance …

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