Charles Replogle wanted a safe investment for his 86-year-old mother and his mentally disabled brother. So when a broker — a friend he'd known since he was 9 — suggested a low-risk, high-yield investment called a principal-protected note, the 55-year-old Vero Beach, Florida, restaurant owner handed over $130,000 — about a third of his savings. It sounded like a no-brainer. … Back to Article
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