- Introduction to the Markets
- Investing Basics
- Guiding Principles
- Investment Products
- Auction Rate Securities
- Certificates of Deposit (CDs)
- Exchange-Traded Funds (ETFs)
- Hedge Funds
- International Investing
- Money Market Funds
- Municipal Bonds
- Mutual Funds
- Real Estate Investment Trusts (REITs)
- Structured Notes with Principal Protection
- Target Date Funds
- Avoiding Fraud
- Researching & Managing Investments
- Employment to Retirement
- Life Events
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While the SEC cannot recommend any particular investment, you should know that a vast array of investment products exists – including stocks and stock mutual funds, bonds and bond mutual funds, lifecycle funds, exchange-traded funds, certificates of deposit, money market funds, and annuities.
This section describes some of these investment products, explains how they are bought and sold, and details their benefits and risks. You’ll also find information on fees and tips to avoid fraud.
Please use the menu to the left to learn more information about each of the products.