Have you suffered losses in Venoco, Inc. 8.875% 2/15/2019 bonds? If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover your losses with a FINRA arbitration claim against the brokerage firm that recommended the bonds to you.
Venoco Inc. is an independent exploration and production company with both onshore and offshore operations in California. The company issued debt to raise capital for its ventures, including the Samson Investment Company 9.75% 2/15/2020 bonds. As of this writing, Venoco, Inc. 8.875% 2/15/2019 bonds, CUSIP 92275PAF6 are trading at $63.047. The issue is rated Caa2/CCC+/— by Moody’s and Standard & Poor’s.
High-yield bonds—also called non-investment-grade bonds, speculative-grade bonds, or junk bonds—are bonds that are rated below investment grade, typically ‘BB’ or lower by Standard & Poor’s and ‘Ba’ or lower by Moody’s. They pay high yields to bondholders because the borrowers credit ratings are less than pristine, making it difficult for them to acquire capital at an inexpensive cost. Junk bonds carry an above average risk that the issuer will default on the bond. The increased risk makes them arguably unsuitable for many investors.
This risk has come in to focus recently as oil prices have plummeted, causing the risk of default of the Venoco, Inc. 8.875% 2/15/2019 bonds to rise.
Brokerage-firms and investment adviser are required to make investment recommendations that are suitable for their clients in light of their clients particular investment situation – net worth, investment objectives, income, and investment experience. Brokerage firms or advisors who sell junk bonds to unsuitable investors or fail to adequately disclose the risks of the investments can be held accountable for losses suffered through a FINRA arbitration claim.
If you have concerns regarding your investment in Venoco, Inc. 8.875% 2/15/2019 bonds and would like to speak with a securities attorney about your litigation options, please call The White Law Group at 312-238-9650 for a free consultation.
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