Excessive trading is also known as “churning”. It happens when a broker is buying and selling excessively in an investors account. Investment professionals will engage in this activity to generate commissions and profits for the broker.
A good attorney that specializes in investment law will help you to determine if your losses are due to excessive trading.
Churning is both unethical and illegal. It violates securities laws and goes against SEC rules. Many investors trust in their brokers, and this breaks that confidence.