Use these resources to help your patrons find investing information.
Find answers to your patrons’ investing questions
Investor.gov’s glossary has a wealth of reliable information on investing topics from Account fees to Zero coupon bonds. Each page explains an investing term or concept in plain language and provides access to more detailed information, including our latest Investor Alerts and Bulletins.
FINANCIAL TOOLS & CALCULATORS
Provide access to tools and calculators that can promote informed investing decisions
Investor.gov has one of the most popular compound interest calculators on the web, a required minimum distribution calculator updated for 2022, and a wide range of other free financial planning tools, including a savings goal calculator.
Go to Tools & Calculators
Raise awareness on how to research public companies
Companies that offer stocks, bonds, or other securities for sale to the public must provide information to investors periodically. The SEC’s EDGAR database provides free public access to this information.
INVESTMENT PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND CHECK
Help your patrons protect their money
Checking out the background of an investment professional is a great first step your patrons can take to protect their money. They can use the search tool on Investor.gov to learn about an investment professional’s background, registration status and more.
Go to Search Tool
To schedule a free financial literacy program for your patrons or to order SEC investor education brochures, contact the nearest SEC regional office or email Outreach@SEC.gov.