Wells Fargo to Pay $3.4 Million for Recommending Unsuitable ETPs
FINRA has ordered Wells Fargo Clearing Services, LLC and Wells Fargo Advisors Financial Network, LLC to pay more than $3.4 million for making unsuitable recommendations of volatility linked exchange traded products (ETPs) to its customers.
FINRA warns that volatility linked ETPs should not be used as part of a long-term buy and hold investment strategy.
Volatility linked ETPs are highly complex products that are often improperly sold by brokers who believe they could be used as a long-term hedge on equity positions in the event of a market downturn. But volatility linked ETPs are generally short-term products that degrade significantly over time. FINRA warns that volatility linked ETPs should not be used as part of a long-term buy and hold investment strategy.
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