For Investors: Education Is Key to Protection

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How to Invest on a Budget

It is a common misconception: investing is only for the rich. But it's not. Investing is for all Americans, young and old, even if it means starting small. For those who don't think they have enough money to start investing, here are four tips to help you get started.

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Know What Triggers a Margin Call

Volatility is back, and market swings can sometimes bring an uncomfortable surprise to investors—a margin call.

Prepare to Invest

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Set Your Financial Goals

Know what you want to accomplish with your investments before you invest.

Products and Professionals

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Key Investing Concepts

Learn about a range of investment products and the people who sell them.

Protect Your Money

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Avoid Fraud

Learn to spot and avoid investment fraud.

Resolve a Problem

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File a Complaint

Start here if you need help.