First, you need to decide if your loss is attributable to a “Market Loss” (same decline as the general market percentage) or is something greater. Suitability is also important as a deciding factor because a retiree, for example, should not be in risky investments. Failing to limit losses and excessive trading is also something that could lead to broker liability. Further, you may have a case based on misrepresentations and excessive leverage. There are many more ways you could have a claim besides what is mentioned here. If you have any questions please feel free to call Lars Soreide to discuss your case.