If you have suffered losses on your investment, you may have a case.
Everyone who invests in stocks, bonds, or mutual funds accepts a certain amount of risk that values will decline. This “market risk” is part of investing.
However, it is worth investigating if your investment loss is due to the negligence or misconduct of your financial advisor or brokerage. Your financial advisor has a duty to determine suitable investments given your investment objetives, risk tolerance, and ability to absorb financial losses and declines in the value of your portfolio. If your investments were not suitable for you, then your advisor could be liable for your losses.
Common claims against financial advisors include the following: