ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR INVESTMENTS is a booklet where you’ll find guidance on questions you should ask about investment products, the people who sell those products, and the people who provide investment advice to you. It also includes tips on how to monitor your investments and handle problems.
BEFORE YOU INVEST is a collection of videos and radio segments from an Investor.gov public service campaign, that focus on helping individuals protect themselves from investment fraud.
INVESTOR.GOV is an online resource to help you learn how to make sound investment decisions and avoid fraud. Page titles include Introduction to Investing, Research Before You Invest, and Protect Your Investments. Also included are links to FINRA's BrokerCheck system and to investor complaint and questions forms.
MUTUAL FUNDS AND ETFs: A GUIDE FOR INVESTORS is a brochure that describes how mutual funds and exchange-traded funds (ETFs) can offer diversification and professional management, but also involve risk, and fees and taxes can diminish a fund’s returns.
SAVING AND INVESTING: A ROADMAP is a free booklet that helps people think about their financial plan, assess their current situation, and learn about investment types, including risks and taxes, and how to protect oneself from common pitfalls. It also includes links to retirement and college saving calculators.
SAVING AND INVESTING FOR STUDENTS is a free booklet that helps students get started on a long-term financial plan. It covers the basics of setting goals, assessing your current situation, and then explains investment types and risks, and steps to take to check the background of investment professionals, and the licensing and registration of inve...
STOPPING AFFINITY FRAUD IN YOUR COMMUNITY is a free booklet designed to raise awareness about investment scams that target groups. This guide describes key strategies for protecting yourself and your community from the potentially devastating impact of crooks who infiltrate ethnic, religious, other groups to work investment scams from within.
STUDY REGARDING FINANCIAL LITERACY AMONG INVESTORS was required by the Dodd-Frank Wall-Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, Section 917, to identify the existing level of financial literacy among retail investors as well as methods and efforts to increase financial literacy.