Here’s the difference we’re seeing: back in January of this year, FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution reported in its monthly statistical disclosures that 336 cases had been filed,
At the half-year mark, FINRA’s Office of Dispute Resolution is on track to receive about 3,600 case filings for 2019. With 1,799 new case submissions through June,
New case submissions by customers are down 29% from the first quarter’s tally for 2018 and industry cases have declined 27%. Overall, 830 new cases were filed in the first quarter;
The Dow Jones Industrials ended 2017 at 24,719; at the close of business for 2018, the average had dropped to 23,062, an event not seen in many years.
At this juncture, we can make a fair guess that the monthly totals for new case filings will remain fairly steady, drifting to a close,