Securities Arbitration: Burned Investors Failure to Fight Back Criticized

Los Angeles, CA (PressExposure) December 17, 2011 -- Securities Arbitration's Paul Young today criticized both Occupy Wall Street and Wall Street investment firms. "The stats are shocking," says the long-time burned investor's advocate. "With all the publicity and attention paid to Occupy Wall Street, it is disappointing that, through October, FINRA has taken in just 4,000 cases from burned investors seeking recovery of money lost due to the alleged misdeeds of Wall Street firms."

Securities arbitration provides burned investors the opportunity to take their grievances to a neutral panel in arbitration to recover money lost in investments and accounts due to misdeeds of licensed investment firms and individual investment professionals. The top issues are suitability, misrepresentation, failure to supervise, and other violations.

"Wall Street and Occupy Wall Street are on opposite sides. But they can and should come together to promote securities arbitration as an effective forum for burned investors to bring their claims, to get a proper and fair hearing, and a reliable result," says Young, whose advocacy for burned investors nationwide began in 1989. "Real people who've been abused by Wall Street can fight back and they can win. The number of case filings 2011 should be not 4,000 but 400,000 or more. If it were so, then it would mean that both Occupy Wall Street and Wall Street (and FINRA) were both doing right by Americans," concludes Young.

Securities arbitration programs have been in place for decades. By design arbitration and mediation are intended to replace court to provide individuals and others a fair forum to bring their grievances before a neutral panel. The panel will hear a case in any of the 50 states and in a location closest to the home of the claimant (the burned investor). Designed to be fair and neutral, in the "real world, fairness of process must be fought for but more often than not can be achieved in cases," notes securities arbitration veteran Young.

About Securities Arbitration Hotline

Who we are: The nationwide Securities Arbitration Hotline @ 1-800-222-4724 has been operated as a FREE service for Main Street burned investors since 1989. Mission: to educate and also to get money back for burned Main Streeters via arbitration when Wall Street firms and brokers have victimized Americans.

Founder Paul Young and SAG have recovered a total of millions for individual investors utilizing securities arbitration and mediation.

PAUL YOUNG, founder of Securities Arbitration is fully all-media experienced. His many appearances include CNN, CNBC, Mutual, Fox Radio Network, NPR, and regularly on national, syndicated, and local radio programs. Young and SAG have been profiled in print, including the Christian Science Monitor, Tribune Media Services, Creator's Syndicate, Los Angeles Business Journal, other syndicated columns, and many other national and local print media. Paul was also business and money matters editor for "MSM" webzine, authored "Arbitration for Investors Burned by Brokerage Firms" for Personal Investing News magazine, and was subject-matter contributor to three books, including "Everything You Wanted to Know About Investing." He has also guest lectured for the SCMA.

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Press Release Submitted On: December 17, 2011 at 3:45 pm
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