Vamsi Atreya Losses Investment Advisor License in DC

The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking has entered an administrative order revoking the licenses of Vamsi Atreya (CRD 6219138) and Capital Management Group of Washington DC. Here is a copy of the order: Did You Lose Money Investing? Notice: JavaScript is required for this content. Print this Article

Avoid Being a Victim of Promissory Note Fraud

According to the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA,) promissory notes schemes are one of the most common sources of complaints by investors. Promissory notes are used by many large companies and high net worth investors to raise money and can offer high returns. However, the ones that are broadly marketed to individual investors very […]

Understanding Private Placement Investments

Private placements, also called alternative investments, are risky illiquid alternatives to the traditional stock market.  Private placements include investments like non-traded REITs, business development companies and other “private equity” funds.  Alternative investments are not safer than the stock market and have risks that are unique to the asset class. Are You An Accredited Investor? Private […]

Integrity Brokerage Services CEO Barred by FINRA

Joshua Helmle (CRD# 2195760) has been barred from acting as a broker, according to Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) records accessed on November 4, 2021. The former Integrity Brokerage representative allegedly failed in his supervisory duties. If you have complaints regarding Mr. Helmle, call MDF Law at 212-203-9300 for a free consultation. You may be […]

Ponzi Scheme Prevention & Awareness Tips for NY Investors

Investment fraud schemes are estimated to cost US investors around $40 billion per year. Unsuspecting or inexperienced investors are particularly vulnerable, and many fall victim to investment fraud, losing hundreds of thousands of dollars. Even seasoned investors sometimes fail to detect a Ponzi scheme’s operation since some fraudsters create a convincing house of cards. In […]

What to Do if Your Broker Ignores Your Stop Loss Order

If your financial advisor ignores your instructions to place a stop loss order, do you know what to do? A Stop Order is an order to sell a security if its price reaches a certain value, called the “stop price.” If the stock price falls to or below this price, then the stop order automatically […]

Major Differences Between Warrants and Options: Know the Risks vs. Rewards

Although options and warrants might seem similar to each other, they have some important differences. Investors should understand the risks versus the rewards. In this article, we will discuss what is an option, what is a warrant, what their differences and similarities are, and what the pros and cons of each are. Investors should understand […]

What to Do If Your Financial Advisor Screws Up

A financial advisor has a fiduciary responsibility that obligates him or her to act in the best interests of the investor, with complete transparency, and in good faith. Violations of fiduciary duties are grounds for complaints. One of the essential elements of acting in good faith is to follow the investor’s instructions completely. Ultimately, the […]