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“ETRACS” Investors Face Losses

The Law Offices of Patrick R. Mahoney, P.C. is investigating possible sales practice violations, including but not limited to failing to disclose material risks associated with ETRACS. ETRACS Exchange Traded Notes are senior, unsecured, unsubordinated debt securities that are designed to track the total return of a specific market index. Exchange-Traded Notes (“ETNs”) different from Exchange-Traded […]

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Oil and Gas Closed End Funds are Getting Crushed

The Wall Street Journal recently reported in the article, The Oil Crash is Hitting this Investment Hard, “the plunge in crude-oil prices is sending shock waves through closed-end funds tracking the energy sector, highlighting how the market turmoil is hitting products popular with ordinary investors seeking to boost returns during the long bull market.” Goldman […]

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Oil and Gas Structured Notes May Cause Losses

Investors who hold structured products (also known as “structured notes”) tied to oil and gas may be at risk of significant losses.   This may include structured notes tied to the following stocks, among others: Western Midstream Partners, LP (WES) Apache Corporation (APA); Targa Resources Corp. (TRGP); Continental Resources, Inc. (CLR); Cenovus Energy Inc. (CVE); Occidential […]

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Recent Volatility Puts Margin Traders at Risk

With the influx in volatility and the arrival of the U.S. stock market’s first Bear Market in more than a decade, those trading on margin may be exposed to forced liquidations and/or margin calls following the market’s recent, aggressive selloff.  Broker-dealers require those trading on margin to maintain as collateral a specified percentage of qualified […]

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