Investment Losses

LPL Financial Smacked For Tenant-in-Common Investments

February 15, 2012

According to a recent article in The Investment News, LPL Financial was just hit with a$1.4 million award for selling Tenant-in-Common investments, commonly known as TICs, to an elderly couple.  According to the elderly couple’s attorney: There was a fraudulent picture painted of investors receiving monthly income checks from the properties . . . That […]

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Did You Lose Money Through Peregrine Financial Group?

February 15, 2012

Salas Wang LLC is investigating claims against Peregrine Financial and its introducing  brokers, Clash Financial LLC , Oxford Trading Group, California Capital Trading Group LLC, and Patriot Financial Markets LLC.  The National Futures Association fined Peregrine because, according to the NFA’s complaint, its introducing brokers: routinely recommended trades and trading strategies that maximized commissions without regard for the best interests […]

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Wells Fargo Broker Accused of Stealing From Elderly Client

January 24, 2012

Another sad story about a stockbroker taking advantage of an elderly client.  According to Forbes, Ralph Edward Thomas Jr. of Baltimore misused his elderly client’s funds in a number of ways, including: Between June 2006 and May 2009, without permission, and through forgery, Thomas initiated three mortgages in the name of KL on her personal […]

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Citigroup Documents Show Broker Manipulation

January 16, 2012

The NY Times had a great article this weekend about how Citi sold its ASTA/MAT municipal arbitrage securities.  The article explained how risky these securities were, and how Citi hid that risk from investors.  Specifically, the article quoted a Citi broker that said: I’m sure a great deal of time and energy went into the […]

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Get MetLife, Lose Money?

December 27, 2011
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Salas Wang LLC is investigating MetLife’s practices in supervising its former registered broker, Robert Van Zandt.  Specifically, we believe that MetLife allowed Van Zandt to perpetrate a ponzi scheme on its watch.  If you’ve lost money investing with Metlife and/or Robert Van Zandt, please give us a call at 312.803.4963, or fill out the contact […]

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