Historically, Americans have looked to banks as a comfortable, secure place to save their money.
However, people are increasingly becoming aware of the great number of ways to invest money with the potential for a higher return. They want to choose from a full spectrum of investment products, including those which have been commonly offered by brokerage firms.
The Bank of Commerce can help you with these various investments opportunities through our association with a brokerage firm.
However, keep in mind, that these investments are not bank products, and thus, investment return and principal value will fluctuate so that the value of your investment, upon sale, maturity, or redemption, may be more of less than your original investment. Depository insurance, such as FDIC, does not apply to brokerage accounts.