Money is a strange thing. We all need it. We work hard to earn it. Sometimes we inherit it (which means someone we love worked awful hard to leave us something). Business owners who sell their company rightly look upon it as an important measure of their life’s work. We budget it. We feel guilt when we spend too much of it. Some people have a crazy emotional attachment to it (crazy to me at least). Some people could care less about it (equally hard for me to understand). It is your retirement, your kid’s education. It gives you security. Some people blow it at a blackjack table, some people hoard it.
We all invest our money to make it grow and work for us. I talk to probably fifteen different investors each day and I can flat out say that all of you are different. Some of you are active, day traders. Some of you have owned Microsoft stock since its IPO in the 80's. Some of you tear apart financial statements and create your unique investment thesis (read all chemical engineers). Oil and gas investors asset allocate by putting 50% in oil stocks and 50% in natural gas stocks. Some of you buy on a tip overheard at a local bar. There are mutual fund investors and timers. Some of you manage billions in a hedge fund. Some own but a couple of shares of a local company. Investment professionals, farmers, engineers, stay-at-home moms, union members, small business owners, all of you make unique investment decisions with your money based upon who you are, your life needs and your life experiences.
This section of the web site addresses the various types of class actions or mass actions when someone (usually in a position of trust) wrongfully causes you to lose money.