Each state has its own securities laws. The following are selected sections of the Virginia securities laws that are generally applicable in FINRA arbitrations.
21VAC5-20-280. Prohibited business conduct.
A. No broker-dealer shall:
2. Induce trading in a customer’s account which is excessive in size or frequency in view of the financial resources and character of the account;
3. Recommend to a customer the purchase, sale or exchange of any security without reasonable grounds to believe that the recommendation is suitable for the customer based upon reasonable inquiry concerning the customer’s investment objectives, financial situation, risk tolerance and needs, and any other relevant information known by the broker-dealer;
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