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FINRA Concerned About Volatility-Linked Investment Products

On December 7, 2018, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) issued a comprehensive report (“Report on FINRA Examination Findings”) which “focuses on selected observations from recent examinations that FINRA considers worth highlighting because of their potential significance, frequency, and impact on investors and the markets.” Among the issues discussed in this report were significant concerns […]

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Does the Corporate Debt Market Signal the End of the Party on Wall Street?

On November 26, 2018, in an editorial in the New York Times (“When Blue Chip Companies Pile on Debt, it’s Time to Worry”), it was noted that “fueled by cheap credit, American corporations have been gorging on acquisitions” and that “the party may soon be over.” In fact, in the low interest-rate environment that has […]

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Market Sees Problems Ahead for General Electric – GE

General Electric Co. shares plummeted after two Wall Street analysts sounded more alarm bells around the company’s liquidity, and a report said former General Electric employees were being questioned by federal investigators about its troubled insurance business. Deutsche Bank slashed its GE price target to $7 a share on Friday, saying revenue for the conglomerate’s […]

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Structured Notes Linked to FANG and Technology Are in Deep Trouble

Main street investors who have purchased FANG or other technology related structured notes face a stark reality check. With banks selling $2 billion of structured products linked to one or more of the now-struggling FANG members this year alone, investors are getting schooled on the risks lurking in complex debt securities — even those laden […]

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Investors Selling FANG Stocks As Technology Losses Grow

On November 20, 2018, an article in the New York Times (“The Tech Stock Fall Lost These 5 Companies $800 Billion in Market Value”) noted that “Wall Street’s turn against big tech is adding up” and that “as investors have dumped shares of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Netflix, and Google-parent Alphabet, $822 billion in value has […]

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