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The New York securities and investment fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors in Highland Funds’ series Energy Master Limited Partnerships (MLPs).

Highland Funds’ four Energy MLPs have declined by approximately 23% in the year to date, per Morningstar.  These funds include:

  • Highland Energy MLP C (HEFCX)

Investors who have been watching the recent financial news know that securities markets have become very volatile over the past month.  Increased volatility in the markets makes leveraged products like Exchange Traded Funds (EFTs) and Exchange Traded Notes particularly risky for most individuals investors, as noted in a recent Wall Street Journal article published on September 4, 2015.

These securities products incorporate borrowed money (termed leverage in the securities industry), which has the effect of amplifying gains and losses tied to baskets of securities that are often concentrated in one industry or commodity.

Malecki Law has written about these products in the past, noting that broker-dealer firms such as Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc. and Century Securities Associates Inc. were fined by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) for making unsuitable recommendations to investors.