alternative investments

Wells Fargo Fined $500,000 over Structured Products

Investment products that offer alternatives to stocks and bonds tend to be both more complex—and more risky—than traditional investments, and often tempt investors with special features and higher returns than offered by basic investments.

New Hampshire to LPL: Alt Investments Must Be Suitable

A recent lawsuit by the state of New Hampshire against LPL Financial, one of the nation’s largest networks of broker-dealers, should be setting off alarm bells among investors who were recommended non-traded REITs and other alternative investments by their brokers.