Barclays recently defeated a claim in London’s High Court by an Italian bank that claimed its practices amounted to fraud. It had the appropriate small print disclaimers in its product contracts.
Moral of wtory– Read the fine print. If you don’t bother, the law will not bother to protect you.
Moral 2: If you read the fine print, but don’t understand it, don’t invest. If you invest, the law also won’t protect you.
Moral 3: The law is always on the side of those with more money.