What You Need to Know About Brokered CDs
Not all CDs have fixed interest rates, and not all are FDIC insured. A case in point: brokered CDs.
You may be offered a brokered CD by a stockbroker or other investment professional who serves as a deposit broker—someone who places your deposit with a bank or other insured institution. Brokered CDs may have a longer holding period than a CD you purchase directly from a bank, and they may be more complex and carry more risk. Although most brokered CDs are bank products, some may be securities—and won't be FDIC insured. Learn more.
Alternative Funds Are Not Your Typical Mutual Funds
Compared to a traditional mutual fund, an alternative fund typically holds more non-traditional investments and employs more complex trading strategies. If you’re considering an alternative fund, you should be aware of their unique characteristics and risks.
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10 Tips for Working With Your Investment Professional
These tips can help ensure you have a productive relationship with your broker or adviser.
FINRA Tool Features Morningstar Data
Earlier this month FINRA re-launched its Market Data Center—a comprehensive tool that assists investors with market and investment research, with an emphasis on bond market information. Morningstar, Inc. designed and provides the financial data for the re-launched tool.
The Market Data Center provides:
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Numeracy Journal Features FINRA Foundation Study
The academic journal Numeracy has published a special issue on financial literacy featuring papers that use data from the FINRA Foundation's National Financial Capability Study. The issue also includes papers that use similar studies from Australia, France, Romania and Switzerland, giving readers a broader perspective on the global state of financial literacy.