FINRA publishes a “guide” for interpreting an Analyst’s advice

Posted On: February 21, 2011 by Law Offices of Ralph Behr

Confused by analysts terms? What is a “buy” recommendation as opposed to a “strong buy” or… what does “neutral” mean as opposed to “hold”…or “trading buy”…? “Strong buy”… “Hold”? Confusing and often useless but there is a light at the end of the tunnel and it is another tunneling light from FINRA. If you want to learn about what different advisory terms means FINRA can help your confusion. There is a FINRA online page that calls itself a “Guide to Understanding Security Analyst Recommendations” on FINRA’s website.
If your South Florida Stock Broker has send you some advice on what to buy and what not to buy it is useful to call him/her back with FINRA’s guide in front of you. The most often complaint filed for arbitration by South Florida Stock Broker Fraud attorneys is a complaint that the investment a stock broker suggested was out of the acceptable risk profile of the investor. As a stock broker fraud attorney here in South Florida it all starts with that: was the investment appropriate for your risk tolerance? If you feel your have been victimized by a financial advisor or Stock Broker here in South Florida, Boca Raton, or Miami, call a qualified South Florida Stock Broker fraud attorney: if you need a list I can send you some of the names of others in the field. Call for a consultation if you feel your investments have gone down because of broker fraud, broker mismanagement, or broker miss-advice. FINRA arbitrations exist to help compensate those victims of stock broker fraud. By FINRA’s own statement: fully over 70% of FINRA arbitrations result in a favorable award to the claimant.