Each state has its own securities laws. The following are selected sections of the Iowa securities laws that are generally applicable in FINRA arbitrations.
191—50.16(502) Dishonest or unethical practices in the securities business.
50.16(1) Dishonest or unethical business practices by any person in the securities business, other than an agent, investment adviser, investment adviser representative, or federal covered investment adviser, as prohibited pursuant to Iowa Code section 502.412(4)“m” include, but are not limited to, the following:
b. Inducing in a customer’s account trading which is excessive in size or frequency relative to the financial resources and character of the account;
c. Recommending to a customer the purchase, sale or exchange of any securities without reasonable grounds to believe that such transaction or recommendation is suitable for the customer based upon reasonable inquiry concerning the customer’s investment objectives, financial situation and needs, and any other relevant information known by the broker–dealer;
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