World Investor Week 2022

World Investor Week is a global campaign promoted by the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) to raise awareness about the importance of investor education and protection. During October 3-9, 2022, the Securities and Exchange Commission (national coordinator), Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, National Futures Association, North American Securities Administrators Association and supporters are working together with interested government agencies, localities, and organizations to promote World Investor Week 2022 (WIW 2022) and its goals in the United States.

Outreach

For information about participating in WIW 2022 events and activities, review the information below or contact us at WIW@sec.gov.

WIW Events – Sunday, 10/2 (on or before)

Tuesday, September 20

  • Savings Fitness: A Guide to Your Money and Your Financial Future, Broward County Library, Broward, Florida
  • Central California Women's Conference, Fresno, California

Wednesday, September 21

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Montgomery College (online)
  • World Investor Week Presentation -- Business 101, Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC
  • World Investor Week Presentation -- Foundations in Leadership, Trinity Washington University, Washington, DC
  • University of Miami School of Business, Coral Gables, Florida

Monday, September 26

  • Briefing, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC

Tuesday, September 27

  • University of the District of Columbia Center for Innovation and Financial and Economic Stability - Panel Discussion, Washington, DC
  • Silver Spring Library, Silver Spring, Maryland

Wednesday, September 28

  • Investing in the Digital Age, Aberdeen Proving Ground (online)

Thursday, September 29

  • World Investor Week – Investing in the Digital Age and Briefing on SEC Internship Opportunities, Dalton State College, Dalton, Georgia
  • Jr. League/WISER (online)

Friday, September 30

  • Council for Economic Education 61st Financial Literacy and Economic Education Conference, Chantilly, Virginia

Saturday, October 1

  • Briefing and Exhibit Table, Warfield Air National Guard Base, Middle River, Maryland

WIW Events – Monday, 10/3 through Sunday, 10/9

Monday, October 3

  • Guest Lecture to Finance Classes, Washington State University (online)
  • Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland
  • Presentation to the staff of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (online)
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University, Brockway Memorial Library, Miami Shores, Florida

Tuesday, October 4

  • Guest Lecture, University of District of Columbia, Washington, DC
  • TSP/SEC Retirement Program: Your TSP Account – What to Think About When Nearing Retirement or Considering Leaving the Government (online)

Wednesday, October 5

  • AARP Fraud Watch Facebook Live
  • AARP Tele-Town Hall, Indiana

Thursday, October 6

  • Capital Area Asset Builders (CASH) (online)
  • DC Financial Literacy Outreach and Wealth (FLOW) Workshop (online)
  • World Investor Week – Investing in the Digital Age and Briefing on SEC Internship Opportunities, Atlanta Metropolitan State College, Atlanta, Georgia
  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Florida International University (online)
  • Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland

Friday, October 7

  • Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland

WIW Events – Monday, 10/10 (on or after)

Monday, October 10

  • Military Saving and Investing, Osan AFB, South Korea (online)

Wednesday, October 12

  • Introduction to Saving and Investing, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC
  • Advanced Investing, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling, Washington, DC
  • Guest Lecture on Investments and Retirement, Army JAG School, Charlottesville, Virginia

Thursday, October 13

  • Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Miami, Coral Gables, Florida

Monday, October 17

  • Chevy Chase Library (online)
  • Presentation to the staff of Food and Drug Administration (online)

Tuesday, October 18

  • Dementia Care & Cure Initiative Conference - Elder Abuse, Fraud and Exploitation Panel, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
  • Fearless Caregiver Conference, Jupiter Community Center, Jupiter, Florida
  • Taking the Mystery Out of Retirement Planning and Savings and Investing For Your Future, Broward County Library, Broward, Florida

Thursday, October 20

  • Little Falls Library (online)

Friday, October 21

  • Green Acres Senior Center Lunchtime Learning Presentation, Fairfax, Virginia

Key Topics and Investing Quiz

Planning for life’s unexpected challenges, being mindful of economic conditions, and creating an investment portfolio for the long term can provide you with a strong foundation to take control of their financial future and be a resilient investor. Read about the WIW 2022’s key topics below and then test your knowledge with our new quiz. 

CRYPTO ASSETS

You can lose some or all of the money you invest in crypto assets, and they don’t come with the same regulatory oversight that investments in stocks, bonds, funds, and 401(k) plans have.

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Crypto

DIVERSIFICATION

Diversification

Diversification is a strategy where you spread your money among different investments to reduce your overall investment risk. By picking the right mix of investments, you may be able to limit your losses and reduce the fluctuations of your investment returns without sacrificing too much in potential gains. 

Read more about Diversification

EMERGENCY FUND

An emergency fund is rainy day money you keep in a bank or credit union to use for an unexpected expense, like a cracked screen on your phone, car repair, or family emergency. If you don’t have an emergency fund, even a small financial upset can result in a long-term debt.

Read more about Emergency Funds

Emergency Fund

ESG INVESTING

ESG

“ESG” stands for environmental, social, and governance. ESG investing is a way of investing in companies based on their commitment to one or more ESG factors. It is often also called sustainable investing, socially responsible investing, and impact investing.

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HIGH “GUARANTEED” RETURNS

Be skeptical of any investment opportunity that promises high investment returns with little or no risk. High guaranteed returns are a hallmark of investment fraud.

Read more about Investment Fraud

Guaranteed

LOSING MORE THAN YOU INVEST

Losing More Than You Invest

All investments have risk and you should never invest more money than you can afford to lose. Be aware that in some cases, however, you can lose more money than you invested, such as with options, using margin, or selling short. 

Read more about Investment Risk

POWER OF COMPOUND GROWTH

If you are investing or saving toward a goal, or just want to learn about how your money can grow under various hypothetical scenarios, take advantage of our compound interest and savings goal calculators. These calculators are great tools to help inform any decisions you make about your investing and saving.

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Compound Interest