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Individual Investors

FINRA Investor Education:
finra.org/Investors/SmartInvesting/index.htm
FINRA is the largest non-governmental regulator for all securities firms operating in the U.S. This comprehensive site includes extensive information on getting started with investing, choosing investments, retirement planning and investing safely.

U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Online Publications for Investors: www.sec.gov/investor/pubs.shtml
An extensive collection of investor education publications searchable alphabetically and by subject matter.

Investor Protection Trust: www.investorprotection.org
Updated site includes a Learn About Investing link to videos from the investor education television program Money Track on MSN-Money. Excellent investment fraud protection resources.

The Investor's Clearinghouse: www.investoreducation.org
Excellent, resource-rich site produced by an alliance of over a dozen financial non-profit and federal and
federal and state governmental organizations.

 

Path To Investing: www. pathtoinvesting.org
Easy to navigate site sponsored by the SIFMA Foundation for Investor Education; topics include investing basics, dictionary of financial terms, and a variety of financial calculators.

Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC):
www.sipc.org
Within certain limits, SIPC assists investors who have lost funds due to the bankruptcy or other financial difficulties of brokerage firms in recovering their funds.

 

Last Updated: June 17, 2013