Did your financial advisor bet big on the Guggenheim Shipping ETF? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help.
Guggenheim Shipping ETC, a targeted ETF that attempts to track the shipping industry. Generally speaking, the shipping industry can serve as a leveraged play on the global economy; when times are good demand for freight transportation is strong. But with raw materials demand from emerging markets slowing down and Europe going backwards, the need for shipping services has waned and it is being reported that the Guggenheim Shipping ETF is down approximately 46%.
Financial professionals and brokerage firms have a duty to recommend only investments that are appropriate for the client in light of the client’s age, investment experience, net worth, and investment objectives.
While ETFs are often sold as conservative ways to track the market, or a particular sector of the market, this is an over-simplification of the complicated trading strategies necessary to accomplish this. Additionally, tracking a particular sector of the market is not necessarily a conservative trading strategy (depending on the concentration level of the investment relative to the other assets in your account and the particular sector).
If your financial advisor bet big on an ETF like the Guggenheim Shipping ETF and you suffered substantial losses, you may have a claim to recover your losses through FINRA arbitration.
FINRA is the regulatory body governing the securities industry. It has a dispute resolution forum specifically designed for disputes between investors and brokerage firms.
If you believe that your financial professional took an unnecessarily risky position in an ETF, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help.
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