Category Archives: Investments/Securities

Tenant In Common (“TIC”)/1031 Exchange and Real Estate Private Placement Losses

As reported by thesecuritiesfraudlawyers.com The current economic recession has revealed a new wave of fraudulent and unlawful real estate investments and transactions that were designed to mislead investors and line the pockets of investment promoters.  Miller & Molive has independently … Continue reading

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Weathering Tough Economic Times—12 Tips for 2012

As reported by FINRA on December 22, 2011: Tough economic times have taken a toll on many Americans over the last couple of years. But making sound financial decisions and saving for the future can help you weather financial storms. … Continue reading

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FINRA Alert: Make the Most of your Employer’s 401(k) Match

Why leave money on the table? As reported by FINRA.org on November 10, 2011. Would you turn down free money? Many employers match an employee’s 401(k) contributions up to a certain percent of salary. If you contribute less than your … Continue reading

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FINRA Alert: Public Non-Traded REITs – Perform a Careful Review Before Investing

As reported by FINRA.org Turbulence in the stock market and an extended period of low interest rates have contributed to investors seeking products offering attractive yields. One such product is the publicly registered non-exchange traded real estate investment trust (REIT) … Continue reading

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FINRA Alert: “Gold” Stocks – Some Investments Mine your Pocketbook

As reported by FINRA.org The price of gold bullion—which recently touched an all-time high—has sparked considerable interest in gold investing, not to mention aggressive marketing and advertising of gold investments, including gold stocks. And even a cursory Internet search will … Continue reading

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FINRA Alert: Chasing Returns in a Challenging Investment Environment

The Grass Isn’t Always Greener. As reported by FINRA.org. Investors currently find themselves in a difficult investing environment. Yields on fixed-income investments are at historically low levels, and stock returns have been quite volatile. What’s an investor to do? Some investors … Continue reading

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FINRA Alert: Structured Notes with Principal Protection

Structured Notes With Principal Protection: Note the Terms of Your Investment As reported by FINRA.org The retail market for structured notes with principal protection has been growing in recent years. While these products often have reassuring names that include some … Continue reading

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Lawyers Make Millions off Madoff Mess

As reported on Money.CNN.com by Aaron Smith on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. Bernard Madoff’s Ponzi scheme left thousands of victims in its wake — and lawyers and consultants are reaping millions in payments from the financial devastation. “The only winners … Continue reading

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New California Laws – 2011

Individual laws as reported by The Daily Recorder, Vol. 104, No. 2, January 4, 2011 Daily Journal. (This is only a selection of laws pertaining to our practice, not all new laws for 2011) Business and Professions AB2764: (Committee on … Continue reading

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FINRA Alert: “Phishing” & Other Online Identity Theft Scams

As reported on FINRA.org. Fraudsters can turn on a dime when it comes to creating new pitches to separate hard-working Americans from their money. Virtually any news item, positive or negative, can become a “hook” for a new scam—and the … Continue reading

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