FINRA has barred stockbroker Lawrence Goldstein from the securities industry. Lawrence Goldstein was a registered financial advisor with McNally Financial Services Corporation in Sparks, Nevada, from April 2010 until February 28, 2020.
According to public records, Mr. Goldstein refused to cooperate with a FINRA investigation in whether he engaged in unsuitable excessive trading in a customer’s account.
Excessive trading occurs when a financial advisor makes many trades in a customer’s account, not to benefit the customer but to generate commissions for the broker. Excessive trading is unethical and illegal.
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There are two primary indicators used to evaluate whether an account was excessively traded. The first is turnover rate, which represents the number of times a portfolio of investments is replaced for another portfolio of investments. Generally, a turnover rate of six suggests excessive trading.
The second statistic used to evaluate whether trading is excessive in an investment account is suitable is a cost-equity ratio. The cost-to-equity ratio measures the amount an account must appreciate to cover commissions and other expenses. That is, how much the account needs to grow just to break-even. A cost-to-equity ratio of 20 percent generally indicates excessive trading has occurred.
Brokerage firms like McNally Financial Services Corporation have a duty to properly supervise financial advisors and customer accounts. Brokerage firms must also establish and maintain a reasonably designed system to oversee account activity, such as excessive trading, to ensure compliance with securities laws and industry regulations. When a brokerage firm fails to sufficiently supervise their financial advisors or the investment account activity, they may be liable for investment losses sustained by customers.
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